Bishop Joseph McFadden

Bishop Joseph McFadden

February 11, 2013

Catholic schools are "centres for the New Evangelization," said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Catholic Education.

Catholic schools reach out to children and parents of diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds, said Bishop Joseph McFadden of Harrisburg, Pa.

"The unique atmosphere of our Catholic schools is a space and place where the New Evangelization can reach out to parents and children in a way that is respectful of the human person, presents the teachings of the Church, and supports family life," he said in a Jan. 29 statement.