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Only in Print: Catholic School Advocates Hope Congress Shows Them it CARES

Parents and officials fear a lack of aid could put a bigger strain on Catholic Schools. (Photo: Getty Images)

BENSONHURST — Congress and the White House are at odds over a new COVID-19 relief bill, with negotiations breaking down and both sides digging in their heels, but Catholic education advocates say that once everyone returns to the bargaining table, one topic that should be discussed is tuition assistance for Catholic school students.

The New York State Catholic Conference is urging parents in its Catholic Action Network to call U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as their local members of the House of Representatives, and demand that religious schools not be left out when it comes to financial help.

DeSales Media, the company that produces The Tablet, is also calling on residents to contact Schumer and Gillibrand to make their voices heard and have also established a website, www.EquityforCatholicSchools.com, to help inform parents of the importance of the fight…


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