Catholic schools spring up shortly after the founding of America because the Bible was the a primary textbook in a public school classroom. We wanted to make sure that Catholics would be informed by a Catholic Bible. We hoped at that time to be parallel and equal to Public Schools.
The American experiment of being “…of the people, by the people and for the people” meant that we had to have morally upright Citizens. Over time the Bible and prayer were taken out of public schools but these things stayed in Catholic schools. We were no longer parallel and equal, we stand out as being better.
Catholic schools produce citizens with good moral character in keeping with the intentions of our founding fathers. We want our children to be saints and to be citezens if heaven. Here at St. Vincent de Paul we have an excellent Catholic School. Welcome to Catholic schools week.
Sincerely in Christ,
Very Reverend Andrew Kemberling, V.F.