Monday, March 9, 2009

Quote of the day

If everyone in the Catholic community gave the price of a latte a week, we'd have no financial crisis in Catholic schools ... So, if we know that this is the way to have a future for our church of articulate, faith-filled adults, why aren't we doing it? It just seems like a no-brainer.

We have to say as a Catholic community, this is just like Catholic Charities. This is our mission ... The church needs to look at this and say, 'These are our children.'

- Sister Mary Paul McCaughey, O.P.

Sister McCaughey is the new superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  She's been on the job since last July.

Full story here.


Anonymous said...

Possibly true. However, so many "Catholic" schools are such in name only, maybe the fault lies not with the faithful who are not giving but with the teachers and administrators who are not providing a Catholic education - just an education (or worse an anti-Catholic education)?

One wonders....

Mike said...


That's always a potential problem, especially in "progressive" dioceses like DOR. I don't know that much about the "Catholicity" of our elementary schools, but I do have first-hand knowledge regarding a couple of our high schools. Some day my experiences might become a post here.