The Catholic News Service has published an online report of Monday's press conference given by New York City's new Archbishop, Timothy Dolan.
The Archbishop covered a wide range of topics, but his comments on Catholic schools jumped out at me.
Archbishop Dolan said Catholic schools in New York [City] are "in great shape now" but are a constant concern. Speaking as a church historian, he said keeping schools on a firm financial foundation has been a challenge from the beginning.
"There's never been an easy time," he said. "That's part of our grit. We have to struggle for every dime and muster every ounce of strength to keep them strong. Count on me to be a front-line cheerleader for Catholic schools."
I'm really beginning to like this guy.