Monday, July 7, 2008

Thomas P. Duffy, CFO Archdiocese of Washington DC

Last week, it was announced that Thomas P. Duffy would become the CFO of the Archdiocese. This announcement was made on the Catholic Standard's website on July 2nd and printed in the July 3rd edition.

However, the article does raise a couple of thoughts in my mind:
  1. There was no mention of when this appointment actually became effective. We can only assume that it was July 2nd.
  2. Why was there no mention of the previous CFO? Was it because he is under indictment?
  3. There is no mention of the previous working relationship between the Archbishop and Mr. Duffy. Mr. Duffy worked for Archbishop Wuerl, when he was the Bishop of Pittsburgh. Will Mr. Duffy be the Archbishop's right hand man in his consolidation efforts? I am one who believes that this is the case.
  4. It looks like Mr. Duffy was hand picked and groomed for the job. How do we know this? According to the article: "He has spent the past year familiarizing himself with the archdiocese in preparation to move into the role of CFO." There was no mention of being chosen from a number of strong candidates, etc.
  5. The Finance section on the Archdiocese website makes no mention to Mr. Duffy. Hopefully this will be rectified soon. (Hint, Hint)
  6. Why was there no press release? There is none on the Archdiocese website.

Oh, one last thing, if anyone from the Archdiocese told you before July 2008 that Thom Duffy was the CFO, then that was a LIE.

Have any thoughts on this?


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I thought it was very interesting that little mention was made that Mr.Duffy has actually been working with Wuerl for many years in Pittsburgh. The article tries to make it appear the Mr. Duffy is a Washingtonian, this is not the case. Mr. Duffy has come to Washington for one purpose, TO DO HERE WHAT WAS DONE IN PITTSBURGH, to close the majority of Catholic grammer schools.Refer to the article in one of your other blog entiries "Is Wuerl's Appointment a Cause for Concern".