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New London, CT, United States, 2009/04/24 - A look at whether Catholic schools can survive these trying times, and what their advocates are doing to save them - CatholicDigest.com.
Local newspaper headlines announce the closings of more Catholic schools every day. Are Catholic schools still relevant, and how can dioceses convince parents and students of their value?
Catholic Digest explores the creative ways dioceses are recruiting and retaining students in the special report, "Do Catholic Schools Have a Future?"
Author Kerry Weber examines the difficulties these schools face and what techniques they're using to keep tuition down and increase enrollment. The article also pinpoints the value that parents working to save their schools see in a Catholic education. Read the article in its entirety in our print issue or on catholicdigest.com beginning May 1.
Also in the May 2009 issue: Catholic Digest examines the mysterious and healing power of faith. Beth Dotson Brown describes how her faith helped her fight through a devastating cancer diagnosis in "My Faith Helped Me Fight Cancer".
"I went into surgery praying for protection for myself and the surgeon, but I wasn’t the only one sending missives to heaven that day," says Brown in the article. "I believe there’s something healing, if intangible, about the power of prayer." Read more in our print issue or on catholicdigest.com beginning May 1
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