RE: Fr. Joseph Franco,’97
The NY Daily News today (1/4/13) has an article about Fr, Franco’s role in fare of Catholic Schools in the North West/South Bronx. I have a copy if you need it.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I got it!]
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After offering plans for Bronx Catholic schools to stay open, parents nervously await Archdiocese’s decision
Eight schools in borough are in danger of closure
BY CORINNE LESTCH / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013, 6:00 AM
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The Rev. Joseph Franco, who oversees the Northwest/South Bronx region for the Archdiocese of New York, will be put to the test in his first major decision as chair of the new board.
“I would love to see all the schools come off the chopping block, because we’re in the poorest congressional district here in the United States,” said Franco, of Sacred Heart parish in Highbridge, which is not in danger. “I don’t look forward to the final decision day.”
Some believe a verdict has already been reached.
“(The archdiocese) is not interested in helping schools,” said Kelvin Ramirez, an alum of St. Jerome’s whose son also attends.
“They’re interested in giving the illusion that there’s an option. Personally, I don’t feel very confident that they’re going to change their minds.”
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Franco, Fr. Joseph [MC1997]
[JR: Hopefully, our fellow Jasper can demonstrate that it’s a fair process. Catholic Education is a lot like the Titanic; it’s going under. You can NOT compete with something the Government gives away “free”. This battle was lot eons ago when the Gooferment got into the “education” biz. Which is another way of saying putting the State in place of God and indoctrinating the future voters so they can’t conceive of being free. Argh!]
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