Saturday, April 5, 2008

A Vibrant Catholic School?

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Bro. AJK over at St. Blogs has just posted another interesting piece of DOR doublespeak, this time concerning soon-to-be-closed St. Monica's School.

It seems that two years ago Bishop Clark wrote that St. Monica's was "one of our vibrant Catholic schools." At that time the school had 94 students. Today it has 193 and is on the chopping block.

There seems to be a lesson here: Don't double your enrollment or you'll stop being vibrant.

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Dr. Knowledge said...
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Mike said...

Dr. K. -

By now it's pretty clear that DOR is abandoning large swathes of the City of Rochester.

The official line, of course, is that there aren't that many practicing Catholics left in those areas and, in a way, they have a point. But is the proper answer closing all those parishes and all those schools? I think not.

DOR, however, has chosen to go where the Catholics are which, by sheer coincidence I'm sure, is also where most of the money seems to be.

Dr. Knowledge said...
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Mike said...

Dr. K. -

I stand corrected. I guess I should have said that DOR "has chosen to go where the wealthier Catholics are."

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