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The Mid-Atlantic Catholic Schools Consortium is a collaborative effort on behalf of the six dioceses of the Mid-Atlantic region – the Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington, and the Dioceses of Arlington, Richmond, Wheeling-Charleston and Wilmington. The Catholic schools which the Consortium represents and serves are administered by the diocese in which they are located, and each diocese has its own superintendent of Catholic schools.
The bishops of the six dioceses – Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien of Baltimore, Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond, Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston, and Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington – each have a passionate commitment to Catholic schools and enthusiastically support the work of the Consortium.
The six dioceses encompass four states – Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware – and the District of Columbia. The Mid-Atlantic region is the ideal place to launch an initiative to revitalize and strengthen Catholic schools. It is here that the pioneer of Catholic schools, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, began her important work. It is here that the seat of the federal government is located. It is here that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops maintains its offices. The Consortium’s six dioceses have long been leaders in Catholic education and their collaboration on this important project will serve as a national model for the revitalization of Catholic schools.