I must say, "Cardinal" Chaput is reaching into his bag of tricks and or Box of Cracker Jacks for a prize to Honor the Retired Dr. McCarron whose “call to service” saw the transition from that of a diverse city wide Catholic school system to that of an elitist white GOP Republican Institution in the Suburbs.
Job well done Richard!
What next? Build the new proposed Cathedral in King of Prussia? What’s that you say? There are no plans to move the cathedral to a white neighborhood in Burbia? Well Philly must be the only Catholic Diocese in America without such proposals and architectural plans already in the can. Whatever.
Richard joins the ranks of infamous and fictional characters who have also achieved the rank and title of Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory like that of British entertainer Jimmy Savile and more close to home prohibition era thug and bootlegger Nucky Thompson on PBS’s Boardwalk Empire. lol
As the 1990s progressed, McCarron faced another formidable task in his mission to preserve Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
“The next biggest challenge was the heartache of having to close schools. There are so many close emotional ties to schools, especially in the Delaware Valley and it was a very painful time,” said McCarron.
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