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Andy Smarick: Catholic Schools Are Back, and There’s Hope for Their Future

During his time in the United States, Pope Francis will make a quiet stop at East Harlemâ??s Our Lady Queen of Angels. His visit to this humble, 120-year-old elementary school, which to this day educates an overwhelmingly low-income and minority student body, underscores the Catholic Churchâ??s centuries-long commitment to the disadvantaged. But it will also shine light on an unreported good-news story in urban education: the budding renaissance of Catholic schools.

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