Saturday, June 1, 2013
Doctor Richard V McCarron Jr. to receive Knight’s Commander of the Order of St. Gregory for his Career Marking Attrition and Move of Philly Catholic School System to the Lily White Burbs
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.
|Philly Burb Ideal Catholic High School Setting|
Donna Crilley Farrell To Be Awarded “Cross of Honour” For Her Spin Doctor Services to Bevilacqua Rigali Chaput Regimes – Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Donna Crilley Farrell is to be rewarded for related services to the pope during ongoing and recent Child Abuse Scandals in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for her work in Public Relations and as AD spokesperson.
Pope Benedict XVI selected Farrell to receive the Pro Ecclesia et Pontiface cross …the highest ecclesiastical honor that can be bestowed upon (a) lay person in the Roman Catholic Church.
...scheduled to receive the papal award June 2 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia during 6:30 p.m. Mass celebrated by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput who nominated (her) for the honor.
Farrell, who last Dec. 3 left the archdiocese to become manager of external affairs for Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, worked in the archdiocesan communications office for nearly 14 years, the last seven and a half of which she served as director. …
About three months after Farrell was promoted to director of the archdiocesan communications department in 2005, Pope John Paul II died.
Cardinal Justin Rigali, who was then archbishop of Philadelphia, had been an English translator for the pontiff, so Farrell was pressed into duty despite being very sick with the flu.
“He did 40 network interviews between Friday night and early the next week,” said Farrell.
Five months later, in September 2005, Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham released the first of two clerical sexual abuse grand jury reports that accused 63 priests of sexually abusing children in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia over four decades. At the time, Farrell’s boss was former Marple resident Bishop Michael Burbidge, who now heads the Raleigh, N.C. diocese.
“I said to Bishop Burbidge, ‘So what do you have planned for my second year on the job?’” recalled Farrell.
Six years later, she and her staff had to handle press inquiries about a second Philadelphia grand jury report released by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams that resulted in the arrest of a lay teacher and three priests for allegedly abusing children, and the suspension of more than 20 other priests.
One priest pleaded guilty, another priest and the lay teacher were convicted in a jury trial and a third priest is awaiting retrial after his first trial resulted in a hung jury. The 2011 grand jury report also resulted in the arrest and conviction of former secretary of clergy the Rev. Monsignor William Lynn for child endangerment for not turning a suspected pedophile priest over to civil authorities, making him the highest-ranking church official in the United States to be convicted in such a case.
“Several of the bishops said to me, they would say, ‘I hope you’re taking care of your own spiritual life,’”(*) noted Farrell. “There are always people who commit sins and make mistakes and do horrible things. I separate them from my faith.”
(*) Imagine being the only innocent in the Nest of Vipers at “222” and getting a medal from the pope too.
I really think the award was given when Chaput’s Denver people took over 222 and forced the old timers like Farrell out. Whatever.
Imagine Rigali giving 40 media interviews on one weekend. That was harder than Big Frank worked in the last twenty years of his life. Thank you Donna for being a life coach with Frank on that.
Exactly how many media interviews did Rigali give on the Child Abuse thing (off the record)?
Did I mention, she gets a medal from the pope?
A great honour.
Chaput’s Uber-Archdiocese Catering to Educational Need$$$ of Chinese Students in the New Philly “Rich Suburban" REPUBLICAN Catholic Church
|Not Quite the Red Hat He Really Wants|
I wrote about corrupt Chinese money overinflating the Manhattan Real Estate Market recently.
I did not realize that the invasion of Wal-Mart Dollars were going to flood back, tsunami us to death in my life time.
The Philly Archdiocese Education Trust Fund (Goldman Sachs? Derivitive) Portfolio grows under the wise tutorage of Charles Chaput – Philly’s beloved “Chief Outtatown” and or $piritual Leader.
Our Chinese Slave Masters of Tomorrow are being sought out, housed and educated in the secluded out of media touch new Philly Catholic Rich Suburban Education System, as opposed to the old one they shut down in Catholic education in the ethnic unpleasing inner city over the past few decades.
The past few decades that btw coincided and saw no discipline or control or criminal prosecution of its clergy run a muck Philly Catholic Abuse Cottage Industry thing.
International students are paying a Chinese-based company almost $50,000 to help them secure admission to Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Bristol Township, officials said.
The company, 3W International, will use $5,200 from that fee to pay the diocese to house the students in a dormitory on the campus off Wistar Road, the officials said. 3W also will use money from the fee to pay the student’s tuition and other fees for 2013-14.
The diocese will receive about $8,600 per student to cover those expenses, said David Magee, who serves as director of educational financial services for the archdiocese.
The rest of the fee paid to the company by the international students will cover other expenses including resident advisers, dormitory meals, tutors, uniforms...
CEC is one of three high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that are part of the partnership with 3W International.
The initiative will offer dormitory-style living to the international students in former convents that are being renovated over the summer.
Two Philadelphia high schools — Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti and Archbishop Ryan — also are participating in the international program, which was announced by diocese officials May 23.
About 100 international students, primarily from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, are expected to be enrolled through the program at one of the three schools for 2013-14, officials said.
The company expects to have close to 200 international students recruited to attend one of the three schools the following year.