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Iole Codispoti wrote:

Hi, guys —

Good morning,

My name is Iole. I am living in Perth, Australia.

  • Can you please tell me why Catholic schools do not accept children of parents that cannot afford to pay for their schooling?

My twin grandchildren have been at a Catholic primary school for six years but now have not been accepted into any of the Catholic High Schools near their home. They have done nothing wrong but they are not able to pay their fees. To me this is not acceptable.

Please explain why this is so.

Although I was brought up to believe God exists, I am beginning to think He doesn't.

Thank you,

Iole

  { Can you explain why Catholic High Schools do not accept children of parents who can't pay? }

Bob replied:

Iole,

I am very sorry to hear of your situation. Many families find themselves unable to pay for Catholic High Schools because, in most cases, the schools are not underwritten by any parish or diocese.

That means they operate fully on tuition or donations. In our area, tuition is high but many children are able to get scholarships from grants that are built upon donations and reserves that the schools create.

It is unfortunate but that is how most survive.

  • Have you inquired about scholarship programs?

Sometimes they will provide much of the cost.

I will pray for you; God will help your children no matter what. He loves you and them and is well aware of your needs. Don't lose faith; life is full of setbacks and even the Church can't make everything easy.

Peace,

Bob Kirby

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