Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Two Months Later, Bishop's Silence is Deafening
Two months after announcing his decision to shutter 13 local Catholic schools (followed by a 14th more recently), Bishop Matthew H. Clark has remained silent on his decision. Despite having multiple opportunities to reach out in person to the community, he has refused to speak with parents, affected teachers, or members of the media, instead relying on prepared statements and hollow letters (many of which he didn't even sign, raising questions as to if he even reviewed them). The question remains -- why is the Bishop fearful of addressing those his decision has harmed?