Promoting and Preserving Parental Choice in Florida. D. Michael McCarron, Executive Director Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops. Catholic Education in Florida. 3 Seminaries, 4 Universities 27,933 College Students 37 High Schools 23,847 High School Students 163 Elementary Schools.
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D. Michael McCarron, Executive Director
Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops
During Vatican II, the Council urged the faithful to keep Catholic Schools involved in caring for the needs of the poor (Decree on Christian Education, No. 9).
Pope John Paul II said every possible effort should be made to ensure Catholic schools, despite financial difficulties, continue to provide education to the poor and marginalized (“Church in America,” No. 71).
The US Bishops in their 2005 Statement, “Renewing our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools”, note the opportunity provided by Catholic schools for economically disadvantaged young people to receive a quality education.
“Indeed, everything possible must be done, in cooperation with the wider community, to ensure that they are accessible to people of all social and economic strata. No child should be denied his or her right to an education in faith, which in turn nurtures the soul of a nation."
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