It must be that mean old “pandemic” and “resulting” economic recession that’s to blame!
Between the 2019-2020 school year and the current year, nationwide enrollment dropped by 110,000 to about 1.6 million students. Back in the 1960s, enrollment was more than 5 million.
With the recent wave of closures, there are now 5,981 Catholic schools in the United States, compared with more than 11,000 in 1970.
Or, it could be something else. 1960s? 1970? What has changed since then? Off the top of my head I can think of the death of the American nation as the predominant culture in the dying US. Then, there’s the decline of a Catholic Church largely beholden to things like Novus Ordo and a fake pope. Really a mystery… Must be the “pandemic.”