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Foundation preserves memories of Detroit's parochial schools

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.


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  • 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.