Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Foundation preserves memories of Detroit's parochial schools

Catholic World News - January 30, 2014

A Michigan man has set up a non-profit foundation to preserve the history of Detroit’s parochial schools.

The Detroit Catholic School Heritage Project is collecting photos, yearbooks, and other keepsakes from some of the 360 parochial schools that once trained over 200,000 students a year. The Detroit archdiocese now has only 95 Catholics schools, with an enrollment of under 30,000.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($16,162 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,838.29
46% 54%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Defender - Feb. 01, 2014 6:11 PM ET USA

    It also will become a "tribute" to what Vatican II has done. In less than 20 years, there will likely be no more diocesan Catholic schools.

  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Jan. 30, 2014 6:28 PM ET USA

    What a splendid service this foundation is performing! Of course, its sad that it's needed at all. Those figures are terrible signs of Catholic decline, but at least the memory of better times will live on.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Renewal with God Behind Us: Man Determines All 8 hours ago
Introducing the Church Fathers 23 hours ago
Straws in the Wind July 25
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters July 25
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases July 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21