Coopersville Catholic school stays open

There are 8 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Feb 12, 2009, titled Coopersville Catholic school stays open. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

After passionate pleas from parents and students, and a demonstration outside the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, it appears the elementary school at St.

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Holland, MI

#1 Feb 12, 2009
St. Patrick in Parnell doesn't have a "credentialed educator" as a principal!!!!
Escort him to the door

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Feb 12, 2009

I don't believe you can credential a puppet can you?

Good luck St fought bravely for your school and I hope you can meet the convenants set by his Royal is budget season, so I hope the families are ready to pay and pay and pay some more to keep within Diocesan guidelines. But you are truly to be admired, at least they gave you a fighting chance...way to go!

Belmont, MI

#3 Feb 12, 2009
When will Hurley be sent out to pasture?

Allendale, MI

#4 Feb 12, 2009
Congratulations to the students, parents and staff at St. Michael's! You should be commended for all your hard work to fight for the school to stay open.
Dear Lord

United States

#5 Feb 12, 2009
Dear Lord,

Please retire Bishop Hurley very soon before he messes up the rest of the GR diocese. Please forgive him for spending foolishly and constructing the downtwon little vatican city while forgetting about our small town parish's and Schools. Amen.

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Feb 12, 2009
Great News. St. Michaels is a great school. It is time for the Bishop to retire and to stop him from spending our money on buildings that we do not need.Keep up the good work Fr. Tony Pelak.

Since: Feb 09


#7 Feb 12, 2009
this is how GOD MAKES ME FEEL
Coop Mom

Syracuse, NY

#8 Feb 13, 2009
We do have to thank Bishop Hurley for standing behind his statement at the Catholic Schools Week Mass when he said that a Catholic school education is very important. We have a WONDERFUL school here at St. Michael's! I'm happy to see that he can realize small schools are NOT a bad thing. We also thank Fr. Tony for standing with us during our battle. It shows what a caring priest he is. I hope the Bishop is done closing schools until the economy is back on it's feet. It's not fair to the parishes to close them when the state as a whole is suffering.

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