Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2011 – Since 2008, the Diocese of Brooklyn has been involved in a strategic planning initiative for Catholic education, titled Preserving the Vision. Over the course of three years, seventeen new Catholic academies have been established.
The great strength of our city is our diversity. We are different colors from many different ethnic and religious traditions. I stand here this afternoon appalled by the vital statistics in our City which seem to suggest that so many of our young mothers are opting to terminate the lives of unborn children. As the leaders of faith based communities in our City we must redouble our efforts to ensure that young mothers have the support systems necessary to cope with potential alienation from family and loved ones as well as continue to meet the demands of education and/or work.