DORCatholic has posted a copy of a letter from Bishop Matthew Clark to Fr. Tom Wheeland at Holy Cross, dated May 12, restating many of the reasons for closing the school. While it mentions the alternative proposals put forth, what's disappointing is that is doesn't address why those proposals were rejected.
The most outlandish sentence has to be "What the Task Force hoped would happen has indeed happened." So Bishop Clark is declaring success, having forced more than 900 students out of the system? Having put teachers and faculty on the street? Alienating so many in his flock with such careless leadership? Mission accomplished indeed.
Of course, in the next paragraph, he states that all the problems still remain. Go figure... sadly, this type of double-talk is no longer the least bit surprising.
[A reader comments below that all parishes attached to targeted schools received the same letter. If you have access to a copy, please send it via e-mail so that we can confirm this.]