Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Archdiocesan Self-destruction Part VII: The end of Catholic schools?

The Archdiocese of Boston operates 9 preschools, 59 grammar schools, 3 junior high schools, 30 high schools, and 2 special education schools, according to the directory on BostonCatholic.org. If you add them all up, that totals 104 schools that are under the direct jurisdiction of Cardinal Sean, and the highly-overpaid Superintendent Dr. Mary Grassa O'Neill. 

Out of all these schools (and some that are "Catholic" but independent of the archdiocese), none of them celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass at First Friday school liturgies. None of the approximately 43,000 students knows that the Mass is the Sacrifice on Calvary represented in an unbloody manner. None of the students have ever picked up the Baltimore Catechism, the Douay-Rheims Bible, The Imitation of Christ, or anything sold via Angelus Press. Even if Latin is offered as a course, it's an elective! 

Now how does this have to do with the Disciples in Mission program? Well, first off, most of the 59 grammar schools are operated directly by parishes, so if a parish closes, the school might go down with the ship as well. 

But, in today's world, it won't matter whether or not these schools close. They're Novus Ordo. The only true Catholic school in Massachusetts is the Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Still River (Worcester Diocese), operated by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

Concerned about educational opportunities for Traditional Catholic children, if I had a lot of money, I would set up a fund to start a Traditional Catholic School in the Greater Boston area. 

Parents, if you wish to help or have any ideas, please send me an email. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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