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LOS ANGELES (RNS) As the country’s fastest-growing population, Latinos now make up nearly 40 percent of all U.S. Catholics, but represent less than 14 percent of students at Catholic schools. Catholic leaders now tout Latino outreach as one answer to the schools’ problems.


  1. Sharing isn’t something the Catholic Church and community of faithful in America are committed to. As a nation segregated by wealth, some parishes have incredible resources and families who could easily afford to make real donations, donations that are real sacrifices. They could share with poor parishes and lower the cost of tuition. Sure, many give until it hurts, but we’ve all seen the shiny BMW driver in the Armani suit haughtily dropping a 20 dollar bill in the collection basket. As if.
    Not that real donations would matter because bishops don’t believe in really sharing with each other either.