Bishop Fisher’s message could not be more crystal clear:
Only with a shared and uncompromising commitment to teach and educate in the language and perspective of faith can we hope to truly fulfill the central requirement of our Christian discipleship.”
… it cannot be that, when faced with the difficult choices that diminished financial resources pose, closing the school is among the first of budget reducing options. Rather, parish families must come together and summon the full potential of the many gifts and capabilities available to develop new ideas, define new approaches and new solutions to ensure continued access to Catholic education.
The Pastoral Letter is available below for download, printing and distribution below.