Friday, January 13, 2012

Fw: Closure of St. Hubert's-Chaput Response.

Joseph J DeFelice, Esq.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

From: "Archbishop Charles Chaput" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:39:59 -0500
To: <>
Subject: Closure of St. Hubert's

Dear Mr. DeFelice,
Thank you very much for your very thoughtful letter, which I received by email.  I will share it with the Schools Office and also with the committee reviewing appeals regarding the schools. 
As you probably know, our Catholic School System is under a great deal of financial distress and we have run out of money to subsidize the schools.  So we have to take a look at long term viability as the primary reason to making decisions about the future of the school. 
Every family has to make difficult decisions based on these same realities.  I know you know that.  But I am happy you wrote to me and I certainly will put your thoughts into the mix when it comes to reviewing the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Committee.
May the Lord give you peace and every blessing.
Sincerely yours in Christ,

>>> "Joseph J. DeFelice" <> 1/13/2012 11:49 AM >>>
Your Excellency,
Please see attached letter re: the Closure of St. Hubert's Catholic High School for Girls.
Joseph J. DeFelice
Joseph J. DeFelice, Esq.


Anonymous said...

very disappointed in the response. I don't believe he really even cares...

Anonymous said...

Didn't help that the alumni association somehow didn't realize they did not have to raise 1.2 million dollars. How can hold a large press conference with out knowing the facts...Sounds fishy.... Dougherty had 20 million and North had more and look what happened.

Anonymous said...

I think the archdiocese did want the money, but when it was brought to light publicly, they changed their tune. The women of Saint Hubert merely took the high road and instead of calling the Archdiocese a pack of liars, acted like it was their mistake instead.