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Pandemic Fuels a Home-Schooling Boom

The number of home-schooling households rose from 3.2 million in 2020 before the pandemic to 6.8 million in August 2020. Those households include the Acosta and Lobo families. Julie and Omar Acosta are shown, top right, with their children Analia, Camila, Mariela and Lucas. Bottom right, David and Phyllis Lobo and their sons Vimal (center left) and Antonio (center right) are shown at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, during the October 2020 beatification weekend festivities for Blessed Michael McGivney.

Educating within the domestic church continues to draw Catholic families seeking faith, flexibility and safety.

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