Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ed Wilkinson on numbers in OCD 2011

Ed Wilkinson, editor of the Brooklyn Tablet, has written about statistics reported in the 2011 edition of the (P. J. Kennedy) Official Catholic Directory. You may read his remarks at this link.
I point out:
1) Because of the time required to edit the book, the numbers are about a year out of date.  A possible clue to the date of reporting is whether the replacement of a pastor has been entered.  Some parishes report the same number of religious ed students as the previous year.
2) Regarding school enrollments, it is sometimes unclear whether pre-school is included in the count. It would be helpful if an October issue of The Tablet included a chart of grade-by-grade enrollments in each academy.

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