Notable Quotes

This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted,
knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.

~credited to both Oscar Romero and Bishop Untener
We call upon the entire Catholic community—clergy, religious and laity—to assist in addressing the critical financial questions that continue to face our Catholic schools. This will require the Catholic community to make both personal and financial sacrifices to overcome these financial challenges. The burden of supporting our Catholic schools can no longer be placed exclusively on the individual parishes that have schools and on parents who pay tuition. This will require all Catholics, including those parishes without schools, to focus on the spirituality of stewardship.
~US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Renewing OUR commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third Millenium
It helps now and then to step back and take the long view.
The kingdom is not only 
beyond our efforts,
It is beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime 
only a tiny fraction
of the magnificent enterprise
that is God’s work.
Nothing we do is complete,
which is another way of saying
that the kingdom lies beyond us.

~credited to both Oscar Romero and Bishop Untener
Catholic school students continue to score well on standardized tests (such as the National Assessment of Educational Progress) in subjects such as reading, mathematics, social studies and science, often surpassing standards established by federal and state agencies.
~US Conference of Catholic Bishops, Renewing OUR commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third Millenium
The future of Catholic school education depends on the entire Catholic community embracing wholeheartedly the concept of stewardship of time, talent, and treasure, and translating stewardship into concrete action. 
~ Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary & Secondary Schools in the Third Millennium, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The (U.S.) Bishops recognize that our young people are the Church and civic leaders of tomorrow. Therefore, it is essential that Catholic schools should remain available and accessible in all areas of a diocese for children who are from poor and middle class families who face major economic challenges…providing immigrants and newcomers with a sense of welcome…
~Archbishop George Niederauer, Archbishop of San Francisco
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