A bold move by the Archbishop.
I believe the students will be receiving a truly authentic education, more so than some of the nuns who are teaching today.
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia unveiled a new school system this morning that will be run by an independent Catholic foundation and will serve the archdiocese's high schools and special education programs.
“Today's agreement between the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Faith in the Future Foundation is unlike any agreement that a diocese has achieved with its lay leadership,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said at an Aug. 21 press conference.
“The willingness of lay leaders with a love for Catholic education to step forward is encouraging. The commitment made by the Foundation—a commitment to professional excellence in management, guided by a strong and faithful Catholic identity—will serve our high schools and schools of special education well,” he added.
Archbishop Chaput announced that the archdiocese will pair up with the Faith in the Future Foundation as part of a renewal of the archdiocesan schools, which have been struggling in recent years.
Under the new arrangement, the Faith in the Future Foundation, headed by former Chairman and CEO of CIGNA Corporation Edward Hanway, will oversee daily management responsibilities of 17 Catholic high schools and four special education schools.