Published Online: July 12, 2005
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Bishops’ Conference Advocates Broad Push for Catholic Schools

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a statement focusing on what it sees as a need for the Roman Catholic community and the broader society to support Catholic schooling.

The bishops issued the 17-page statement June 17 at a meeting in Chicago. They began drafting it four years ago, according to Bill Ryan, a spokesman for the Washington-based bishops’ conference. The statement describes the financial challenges of keeping Catholic schools open, particularly in low-income neighborhoods.

In the document, the church leaders call on Catholics to push for school choice and tax credits that would help parents pay for schooling.

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