SUPPORTING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 21
(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2018)

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            SUPPORTING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

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                          HON. DANIEL LIPINSKI

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, February 2, 2018

  Mr. LIPINSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of National Catholic 
Schools Week, and in recognition of the outstanding contributions that 
Catholic schools make to our educational system and our country. I am a 
proud graduate of St. Symphorosa Grammar School and St. Ignatius 
College Prep in Chicago, and have been a lifelong supporter of Catholic 
education.
  Earlier this month, I introduced H. Res. 692 honoring January 28th 
through February 3rd as National Catholic Schools Week. I would like to 
thank the gentleman from New Jersey, Mr. Smith for working with me on 
this resolution, along with 29 additional cosponsors.
  This year marks the 44th anniversary of Catholic Schools Week, which, 
since 1974, has celebrated the important role these institutions play 
in America. They provide both a strong academic education, with a 
graduation rate of 99 percent, and strong moral grounding, while also 
teaching community responsibility and outreach. This year's theme--
``Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.''--highlights the 
values that are the centerpiece of a Catholic school education.
  I urge my colleagues to take time this week to recognize the Catholic 
schools in your districts.

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