US Bishops Express Gratitude to Catholic Schools and Approve of New Legislation Honoring them as New Statistics Show Enrollment is Over 1 Million
U.S. Bishops’ Education Chairman Expresses Gratitude to Catholic Schools and Applauds Bipartisan Legislation Honoring Catholic Schools
WASHINGTON – In observance of the annual National Catholic Schools Week celebration, which concluded on February 5, Bishop Thomas A. Daly of Spokane, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education expressed gratitude to Catholic educators for their work in forming students in the Catholic faith:
“Catholic schools provide the nation with a model of education and formation that begins with a deep and full understanding of the nature of the human person, and sees as its end the flourishing, and ultimately, the salvation of each person. Catholic schools form students in humility, wisdom, and virtue so that they may recognize and love what is true, good, and beautiful.
This becomes the foundation for a life ordered to service of God and others, a freedom in Christ that the world alone cannot provide,” he said. “We recognize the primacy of parents in the education of their children and seek to incorporate families ever more deeply into the life of the school and the Church. On this occasion of Catholic Schools Week 2022, I offer my sincere gratitude to all our Catholic school leaders and staff, with assurances of my prayers for them and for the critical mission they serve.”