But just as earlier this week when the group raised $335,000 in a last effort to keep St. Mary open, the Archdiocese of Boston has said no.
Oh, I get it. They need another empty building on their hands.
Wasn't the hype about Catholic education all about opening new schools?
All they seem to be doing is closing schools.
Everything they touch seems to turn to poo.
Anyway, it's interesting that Donilon is quoted now like he is the Archbishop.
Where is the Archbishop?
Does he know?
We are not entertaining this , as there are very good options in the greater Lawrence area,"
The folks in the Chancery making three hundred grand each wouldn't get this, but Lawrence is a big place. Poor people don't have cars or means to get their children across town.
Here's my favorite quote:
Donilon said starting an independent school is an extensive process which requires canonical approval.
Yes folks, these are people who are interested in Canonical law.
Brace yourself because the best is yet to come:
This is not about one school versus another. Retaliation is not in our playbook. I reject it on right. We don't practice it, and we don't believe in retaliation," Donilon said.
I think there's a breaking story Daughters of St. Paul that will put this fib out of it's misery, won't it.
The truth is, retaliation is the operating system of the Archbishop's fiefdom and the Cardinal's hands have blood on them. Sadly, he is involved.
Boston bloggers have emails, phone calls that tell a sad and rather frightening story of corruption, bullying and retaliation. Anyone who has ever dealt with them about anything beyond the smoke and mirrors of their PR campaigns is painfully aware of it.
I feel so horrible, my heart breaks every time I think about it," said Ingrid Castillo, whose son, Jesus, 7 attends St. Mary.
"I feel they (archdiocesan officials) don't have a heart because they are taking away education from the poor and faith of children."
They've thrown Jesus and the education of our faith into the street. What more is there to say. She has said it all.