Sunday, September 14, 2014

NCEA Consultation

I’m at a consultation of the Executive Committees of the National Catholic Education Association this weekend (I serve on the Executive Committee for Seminaries), which has just completed a study on the future of the organization.  At the center of members’ concerns from across the country is the declining number of Catholic Schools (23.2% decline in the past ten years) and Catholic School students (22.7% decline in the past ten years).  Several hundred leaders in Catholic Education are brainstorming on this important area for the life of the Church.