|Hogan Bryant, a graduate of Immaculate|
Conception School and JPII, now at
Vanderbilt, also spoke to the gathering.
Let me share two quick stories why:
Depending on where you draw the lines that distinguish between Catholic schools within the city lines and those outside it, Memphis as a population of 655,000 and there are 20 Catholic schools, or a ratio of one per 30,000. Nashville has a population of 609,000, with 15 Catholic schools, or one per 40,000. Knoxville has 182,000 and 4 schools, or 1 per 45,000, and Chattanooga has a population of 171,000, or 1 per 57,000. Clarksville has one Catholic school for its 142,000 residents.