WICHITA, Kan. — As Catholic school enrollment continues to decline and schools close across the country — more than 1,400 since 1990 — dioceses could learn from the example of the Diocese of Wichita, Kan.
The diocese of more than 120,000 Catholics is not closing schools; rather, it’s opening them.
The diocese’s distinct emphasis on stewardship has enabled parishes to fund their ministries, including completely funding their parish schools since 2002.
“Stewardship was not developed to fund schools, but the funding of schools is a product of that,” said Bob Voboril, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Wichita. “Parishes are able to fund their ministries because of the...READ MORE