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"Television has equipped us as citizens to live only in an all-consuming--and thereby forgettable and disposable--present, blissfully unaware of the historical tides and movements that speak not only to this moment, but to our vast future as well," he said during a luncheon address at the National Press Club in Washington.

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Detroit, Adam J. Maida, envisions the creation of a nondenominational private school that would be a collaboration of the city's business, civic, and religious communities.

The archbishop discussed the idea in a speech Oct. 26 before the Economic Club of Detroit. Archbishop Maida was installed in June, replacing Cardinal Edmond Szoka, who was appointed to a post at the Vatican.

Cardinal Szoka generated lingering bitterness among Roman Catholics in Detroit with his order in 1988 to close underutilized parish churches. Ultimately, 30 churches were closed--roughly one-third of those within the Archdiocese. (See Education Week, Oct. 12, 1988.)

Archbishop Maida, who came to Detroit from Green Bay, Wis., said he will wait at least a year before deciding the fate of any other parish churches.

He stressed that he would like to strengthen the existing parochial schools in Detroit, as well as develop a "nonsectarian private school'' in the inner city that "would not be a threat to the public-school system, but an alternative model."

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