New York: atheist donates $22 million to Catholic schools
A retired Wall Street financier who describes himself as an atheist, has given more than $22 million to the archdiocese of New York, because he said: "without the Roman Catholic church there would be no Western civilisation".
Thousands of needy New York City school children will now benefit from the highly regarded education offered in Catholic inner city schools thanks to the recording-breaking gift.
There are currently 8,000 places available to any student who wishes to attend a Catholic inner-city school. Mr Wilson's gift will enable 3,000 children to fill those seats this coming September. [...Snip] © Independent Catholic News 2007