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Cathedral High School Supporters Announce Forum


Cathedral High School Supporters Announce Forum

Supporters of the only Catholic high school in Springfield, Massachusetts are meeting this evening to urge the new bishop of western Massachusetts to rebuild the tornado-damaged school.

The forum is aimed at demonstrating to recently installed Bishop Mitchell Rozanski that Cathedral High School is part of the fabric of the region’s Catholic community and the city’s East Forest Park neighborhood.   Rozanski, early this month ordered a new study to determine Cathedral’s future, seemingly reneging on a pledge made by his predecessor to rebuild the school that was left in ruins by the 2011 tornado.  Cathedral parent and Springfield City Councilor Tim Rooke is looking for answers.

"Lines of communication be open, the dialog be sincere, and real solutions and real answers be given to the parents, the students and alumnae."

No official from the diocese is expected to attend the forum.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.