Emerson, NJ News

Across North Jersey, Catholic schools are serving a smaller flock

Padre Pio Academy in Hackensack will close its doors this year, following Assumption Academy in Emerson, which closed in 2012. Paterson Catholic High School closed three years ago, buckling under declining enrollment and a weak economy. Nationwide, nearly 150 Catholic schools will close this year. The effects ripple through communities as schools and the parishes that support them lose members.

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