…non catholic millionaires help fund them:
“I’m not Catholic,” says Grauer. “I grew up in a household that was Presbyterian and Episcopalian. My mother was one and my father was the other. I don’t really remember who was which. I went to Sunday school at both places, but these days I don’t spend a lot of time in church, I’m ashamed to say.”
“But,” Grauer quickly adds, “what I care about is the kids. I want to make sure they have an opportunity to get a good education. I believe that the delivery mechanism in Catholic schools is really good. It equips these kids to ultimately go on to higher education and become productive citizens—maybe even work for Bloomberg. I don’t think too much about whether a school or a donor or a student is Catholic or non-Catholic. I just think about rallying the troops to raise as much money as we can to make sure these kids have a decent opportunity.”
Catholic education is a lot more expensive than it used to be, when my older brothers and sisters when to St. Anthony’s more than half of the teachers were nuns. When I went there were only 3 nuns left. When my sons when there were no classes were taught by nuns. That means lay teachers who have to make a lay living.
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