“As I contemplate these two priceless endowments to our Catholic faith here in America, I am moved to express my gratitude.

“As I contemplate these two priceless endowments to our Catholic faith here in America, I am moved to express my gratitude. First, I want to acknowledge the contributions of all who have chosen the consecrated life, those who have gone before and those still in our midst. The health of our Catholic schools is just one star among many in the saintly crowns that are rightfully yours.”