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*Image: A 19th-century anti-Catholic cartoon asserting Catholic schools do not teach but indoctrinate.

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing, Feb. 1, 2023

Michael Pakaluk, an Aristotle scholar and Ordinarius of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, is a professor in the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America. …


If you were to ask Catholics today what they regarded as the greatest injustices in the United States, some would say legal abortion, where it exists.  Others might say economic inequality.  Others, systemic racism.  While Catholics packing their bags to attend the Synod on Synodality might say “lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

But what you would be very unlikely to hear is “lack of funding for Catholic schools.”  And yet it was not always so.   Catholics in the 1960s, once segregation on the basis of race had been abolished, were prepared to cite discrimination against the entire Catholic population in schooling as the major lingering structural injustice in the United States. …