Vatican letter supports decision to close Redemptorist

Posted May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

The Catholic Commentator 

Bishop Robert W. Muench recently received a letter from the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education validating the bishop’s decision to close Redemptorist High School and junior high June 30. 

Bishop Muench announced the closure in December, a decision that was appealed by school supporters. 

“Thank you for your helpful letter regarding the appeal against the planned closure of Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge,” the letter read. “After careful examination of the documentation you presented and within the range of its competence, this Congregation for Catholic Education has deemed that it should not modify the decision that was made. 

“The decision to close the school is motivated mainly by declining enrollment and a consequent lack of financial stability, which is well-known, documented and studied. Such a decision is

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