COVID-19 killing Catholic schools as Dems play politics?
The most powerful woman in the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the majority of our Supreme Court justices are proud graduates of Catholic schools. They are the most prominent stars of a tradition of excellence in education that goes back to before our nation‚Äôs founding. More importantly, unlike their public-school counterparts, Catholic schools go a long way toward eliminating the achievement gap for low-income and minority children -- putting millions of underprivileged kids on the path to achieving the American dream.
The pandemic‚Äôs economic wake threatens to decimate what are arguably the most important Catholic schools: those in urban areas that serve disadvantaged kids. From inner-city parochial schools in St. Louis to the Catholic all-girls school Pelosi attended in Baltimore, it‚Äôs not too much to say that COVID-19 is in the process of killing scores of Catholic schools across...
Frank wrote: Growing up catholic! I thank God my parents couldn‚Äôt afford catholic schooling. I thank God I didn‚Äôt become an altar boy although my parents talked about it. I thank God the sermons were in Latin.
The cdc guidelines for public education will quickly be disputed as ‚Äú suggestions ‚Äú. No school will be able to keep students 6‚Äô apart, when class size can be over 28 students. With no recess, no lunch or breakfast in cafeteria, no organized sports, and did I mention the sneeze guard particians that must separate groups of students from each other. Who would have thought the federal government would discontinue public education, and were too dumb to even know what they had done.
Chrisgp from England wrote: it must be stated that very often the Catholic (..and other denominational or ‚Äúparochial‚ÄĚ schools) are much better academically than the state or public schools.
Maybe so, but bear in mind that at best, they merely graduate more literate unbelievers. And in America they have exerted a outsized influence politically since many of their graduates go on to matriculate at prestige schools like Georgetown and Loyola (BTW both Jesuit, which is the most militant leftist of Catholic orders). Now these people may not be doctrinaire Catholics, but they are trained to think like ones, as an Italian Prime Minister once admitted. And the unbiblical falsehoods in the Thomistic Natural Law philosophy they are taught are merely another route to the same infernal destination.
While I know that most contributors here on SA News Forum are quite rightly opposed to the RCC, it must be stated that very often the Catholic (and Anglican and Lutheran and other denominational or ‚Äúparochial‚ÄĚ schools) are much better academically than the state or public schools.
Sadly, what happened to the Catholic schools since the 1960‚Äôs and the passage of the Vatican 2 Council, is that modernism rapidly got in. The nuns,monks and priests that ran them either went radically leftist, or the schools were actually laicised, that is handed over to liberal leftist secular teachers, and ended up actually being Catholic in name only, and some schools are virtually slightly private versions of the state public schools they competed with.
I have a feeling that that is the type of Catholic school that people like Nancy Pelosi, Andrew Cuomo, and Bill de Blasio went to, and many monastic orders, particularly of nuns and religious sisters got into radical feminism, ‚Äúgoddess‚ÄĚ worship, environmentalism and so on.