Philadelphia, Pa. — Catholic schools must move forward with hope and realism, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said as his education commission announced school mergers and closings in a Jan. 6 report.
“We need to honor the great history of Catholic education in our archdiocese. But we must not be constrained by it,” the archbishop said in a letter to the Blue Ribbon Commission. “Nostalgia for the past is a bad foundation if we want to think clearly and build creatively for the future.”
He praised the authors of the “Faith in the Future” report for their “courage in facing the hard financial realities burdening many of our schools,” nearly 50 of which may be closed or merged....READ MORE