During our conversation, we were discussing the closing of Catholic schools in DC. He told me that his sister is a parishioner at St. Andrew the Apostle (Silver Spring) and that the rumor going through the parish was the fact that there might be a merger of their elementary school and that of St. Bernadette’s (Silver Spring) next year.
I thought that both were doing very well, I confidently stated. On the contrary, he explained, St. Bernadette’s has lost a large number of students.
I asked if was due to the increased tuition or poor academics. No, was the reply.
I stated that I had heard rumors that the pastor at St. Bernadette’s was not well liked.
All I got was a smile.
Update: I don't know much about Fr. Smith. He may be a very good priest. It may be his communication style. It may be that the previous pastor let things get out of hand and Fr. Smith is there to clean things up. So, if there is anyone out there who can clarify the situation, I would love to hear from you. And, if my friend is wrong, I will certainly let him know what I have heard.
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