The diocese has been updating its online CMA progress page quite regularly of late. I've been visiting every few days and capturing whatever happens to be there at the time. Since I've now got about a month's worth of numbers I thought it might be time to do a little "data mining" and see what information might be buried in all those figures.
One very interesting result has emerged. When all the parishes that kept their schools are treated as one group and all those that had their schools closed are treated as a second group, it is blindingly obvious that the former group is outperforming the latter.
As of last Friday the spread between the two groups was 10.53% of CMA Assessment. Translating that percent to dollars, if the Closed Schools group were pledging at the same rate as the Open Schools group, their combined pledges would be almost $81,000 higher than they actually are.