The Wichita model
The Catholic school system in the Diocese of Wichita offers the children of active Catholic parishioners a tuition-free grade school and high school education. “In the stewardship way of life, Catholic schools are parochial; they are funded by the entire parish,” the diocese declared. “They are not private schools that are owned and operated by those who use them. Therefore, every parish family is encouraged to contribute eight percent of their income to the parish.” This model, and similar funding models used in Lutheran schools, merit further exploration.
We likewise hear of smaller dioceses that are ordaining many more men to the priesthood. What we do not hear is why the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is not already at work to adopt or adapt what these other dioceses are doing.