The attitudes of bishops and priests toward Catholic schools are critical for the school’s success. This article discusses a recent nationwide survey of Catholic clergy that measured the support of bishops and priests for Catholic schools, with a special emphasis on determining factors that affect such support. Overall, a high level of support for Catholic schools is reported by the majority of the clergy surveyed. Factors influencing that support include type and location of ministry, number of years ordained, and one’s own Catholic school background.
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Convey, J. J. (1999). Factors Affecting the Views of Bishops and Priests About Catholic Schools. Journal of Catholic Education, 2 (3). http://dx.doi.org/10.15365/joce.0203022013