THE TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC EDUCATION MOVES OUT OF THE URBAN CORE LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE!!!
Check a bit of Kansas City faith community trend spotting which counters conventional local politico propaganda lessons.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC INSIDERS LAMENT SO MANY CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MOVING OUT OF THE URBAN CORE!!!
St. Mary's and O'Hara closed over the past year and the glorius replacement is located out in Sleaze Summit.
Now, what's important here is that this trend confirms Catholic education isn't in demand in the Kansas City urban core and families are STAYING out in the burbs despite so much hype about UMKC's artsy campus of Crossroads hipsters in training.
The writing is on the wall for Kansas City Catholics who are paying close attention . . . Despite all of the talk of a Downtown "Renaissance" there really aren't many of the faithful who have seen the light or heard the call to establish their communities anywhere near city limits. Quite the contrary, in fact . . .
Now, check the recent message from one of our highest Kansas City clerics which confirms our POWERFUL TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TESTIMONY and offers more insight into the exodus away from the urban core for people of faith.
Thus he spake unto them . . .
Bishop Finn Message This Month: We Are Moving Forward In Faith
"Forward: Our eyes are fixed on a goal: Catholic education and formation for our children, so that they can reach heaven. This work is part of the mission of the Church. We preserve and conserve, but we also always look forward. My own motto as a bishop is Quaerite Primum Regnum Dei – Seek First the Kingdom of God. We must be “mission driven.”
"Forward in Faith: We walk by Faith. We cannot see all that is ahead. But we look toward Jesus Christ, and we make a leap of Faith. Some have told me, “Bishop if I know for sure that this is going to be successful – When I see the walls going up – then I’ll give.” Sounds a little bit like Thomas the Apostle in last week’s Gospel: “If I can see the nail marks, then I’ll believe.” The Church needs more than that. Jesus asks us to believe and go forth!” You – your faith – will build these walls. Bishop Finn can’t build this school. Your faith will build these walls. Let’s build them strong! And we are not building this school for me. Build it for the future of Catholic Secondary Education in the Diocese."