- Jan 22, 2021
Catholic schools are already closing at the highest rate since the tail end of the financial crisis in 2009-2010.
Sister Catherine McNamee, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and longtime Catholic educational leader, died Aug. 30 at the age of 89. She was living at her order’s residence in St. Paul, Minnesota.
As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Catholic educators have an extra challenge — trying to forestall a relentless wave of closures of their schools that has no end in sight.
The history of Black Catholics in the U.S. is a dramatic mix of struggles and breakthroughs, but it has been largely ignored in the curriculum of Catholic schools. That may soon change.
The announcement that two historic Catholic schools in the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, were closing for good as the academic year ended sent a wave of loss and sadness across the diocese.