Thursday, February 18, 2010

St. Joe's Woes

The parishioners at St. Joseph's met again last night. It doesn't sound like they're throwing in the towel on their school. They are energized but is it too late?
“We are asking you to join us in our long overdue fight, to take back our parish and save OUR school,” states a flier distributed to parishioners. “After 10 years of complaints, numerous phone calls, and countless letters to the vicar and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, NOTHING has been done to remove Pastor (James) McVeigh from our parish. Enough of our cries have been ignored. We need to take action against our requests being denied for so many years.”
Sounds like St. Joe's has its own grass-roots Tea Party movement going on.

To paraphrase Henry the II: "Who will rid us of this irksome priest?" Unfortuantely for him, Father McVeigh doesn't sound like any Thomas Becket.


Blogger steve mcdonald said...

Gil, I have no connection to the school or the Parish, but I can understand the outcry - I attended catholic school for 12 years - two parishes for grade school and one for high school. One of the two parishes closed its grade school for enrollment purposes, the other is still alive as its still one of the biggest in the city, and the only reason the high school is still around is because its in the burbs of montgomery county.

not researching the issue, do you have any numbers on enrollment at the school in the last ten years?

February 18, 2010 at 11:57 AM 

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