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USA: Bishops thank Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman LaHood for praising Catholic schools in Congress and Senate

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Congressman Darin LaHood of Illinois introduced resolutions in their respective chambers commending Catholic Schools.

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(ZENIT News / Washington, 02.02.2024).- Calling Catholic schools “beacons of light in times of confusion,” Bishop Thomas A. Daly of Spokane expressed gratitude to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Congressman Darin LaHood of Illinois for introducing congressional resolutions in their respective chambers (Senate / House) commending Catholic schools and celebrating National Catholic Schools Week.

“Catholic schools serve diverse populations, believe that education is an integral formation in wisdom and virtue, and cultivate a love for all that is true, good, and beautiful They are beacons of light in a time of confusion,” said Bishop Daly. “It is gratifying to receive the recognition of the historic contributions of Catholic schools to the health and vitality of the republic, especially during Catholic Schools Week. It is also a testament to our Catholic school leaders and staff for their dedication to the Church’s mission.”

Bishop Daly is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education.  January 28 to February 3 marks the 50th anniversary of Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration during which parish and school communities celebrate the history and contributions of Catholic education in the United States in their local communities. Many schools host open houses, celebrate special Masses, and school events meant to showcase the community’s spirit and enthusiasm for Catholic education.


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