Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines & Practices for distinct Church seasons
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
Homosexual and Gender Issues
Life and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

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,


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

Bob replied:


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.


Bob Kirby

Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.