Youngstown Cardinal Mooney in 2022

Is Mooney's enrollment declining?
This year's enrollment is @ 306. Ursuline's around 425. Not too long ago CM was easily twice that size. Incompetent leadership, bad press, war zone neighborhood, bullying issues, plus stability and growth at Ursuline have contributed. The biggest factor for both schools has been the decline of population. Kids just aren't there. Both suffer a severe decrease in legacy students---sons and daughters of alums who loyally sent their own children to their alma mater. This is largely due to high tuition in a depressed economy and the fact that grads go away to college and don't return to the Valley. In Cincinnati nearly 70% of the enrollment of Catholic high schools are legacy. Cleveland is similar. Mooney & Ursuline can't have that anymore. So much is really out the control of the Catholic schools.
 
Ursuline is already by YSU. Downtown is minutes away. The freeway is right there and the school is easy to get to from everywhere. Ultimately Bishop Bonner won't be swayed by alums. He'll decide what is best for kids and the Diocese. Times change, neighborhoods change, all things must pass. Here in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati the plan is to eventually go from 200+ parishes to around 60. The process starts July 1. Bishop Lennon of Cleveland did this sort of thing 10+ years ago. It's happening in Dioceses all over the US and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops want a missionary church and not one that focuses on the upkeep of mega buildings that are no longer needed.

This is also due to the shortage of priests. They won't fix this problem. Letting them get married would fix it.
 
Public school alums in our area are very familiar with these kind of unfortunate changes.
Some things, as we grow up, we think will always be there. Gone are South, Woodrow Wilson, North, and The Rayen School. The only Catholic elementary school left in the city is St. Christine. At one time there were 10 Catholic elementary schools in Youngstown alone.
 
Some things, as we grow up, we think will always be there. Gone are South, Woodrow Wilson, North, and The Rayen School. The only Catholic elementary school left in the city is St. Christine. At one time there were 10 Catholic elementary schools in Youngstown alone.
Mooney still gets alot of kids from st nicks
 
Some things, as we grow up, we think will always be there. Gone are South, Woodrow Wilson, North, and The Rayen School. The only Catholic elementary school left in the city is St. Christine. At one time there were 10 Catholic elementary schools in Youngstown alone.
Incredible
 
That article didn't mention the final score of the 1973 title game.
Cardinal Mooney won, 14-3. Our Mahoning Valley might have been one of the best high school hot spots in the nation from 1971-1974 Warren Harding AAA Poll champion in 1971. Warren Western Reserve beat Cinn. Princeton 37-6, and won the first playoff championship in 1972. Cardinal Mooney over Warren Western Reserve, for the AAA state final in 1973, 14-3. Warren Harding defeated Upper Arlington 41-8, to win the AAA championship in 1974.
 
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Gloating because a school someone dislikes experiences a threat from a loaded gun in the building is obscene.
Oh stop you’re an for saying that lol I was not talking about the gun and the scaring of the children. But merely the hit after hit on the Mooney “prestige” they’ve taken over the past 10 years or so.
 
Cardinal Mooney won, 14-3. Our Mahoning Valley might have been one of the best high school hot spots in the nation from 1971-1974 Warren Harding AAA Poll champion in 1971. Warren Western Reserve beat Cinn. Princeton 37-6, and won the first playoff championship in 1972. Cardinal Mooney over Warren Western Reserve, for the AAA state final in 1973, 14-3. Warren Harding defeated Upper Arlington 41-8, to win the AAA championship in 1974.
Wow very impressive.... I heard Chaney had a very good teams in the 70s. Did any of those teams make have success in the playoffs?
 
Cardinal Mooney to D6 now? Saw they have 119 boys in the school with the latest numbers.

If Mooney goes to D6, the bigger schools will start dropping them. The image of the old Mooney will go away. Unfortunately, this has been the trend for many Catholic schools over the past 60 years.
 
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