Chapel at St. Anthony's blends old an...

Chapel at St. Anthony's blends old and the new

There are 47 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Chapel at St. Anthony's blends old and the new. In it, Newsday reports that:

The chapel at St. Anthony's High School that opened Saturday is both Old World and New: a diverse blend of Italian and American churches, stone from a mountain in Iraq, Roman influence found through historical ...

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Holly

AOL

#1 Sep 6, 2008
What a shame they care more about a 100 year old bell then the students...Care more about who is paying to go there then the church... Kids come last and it shows
West Islip

AOL

#2 Sep 6, 2008
I agree they only care about getting more money to build the place then the kids that go there....... They treat the kids like crap but if you give them millions we may get along.... THEY ARE FAKE!!!!!!!!!! They treat the kids again like crap..God will judge them for doing wrong to these kids...Money doesnt buy everything.... Caring and taking care of the kids means more which they dont...Where is god when they themselves treat the kids like that... go figurer dont use god for the money they use all people boycott this school god helps not use, and thats what they do sorry brothers but thats the truth stop!!!!
publius

Bronx, NY

#3 Sep 6, 2008
Anyone who has a chance should see this chapel.

You probably have never seen anything like it in America.

Spare, beautiful, and full of spirit.

Amazing place. Amazing school.

Pax et Bonum.
publius

Bronx, NY

#4 Sep 6, 2008
West Islip wrote:
I agree they only care about getting more money to build the place then the kids that go there....... They treat the kids like **** but if you give them millions we may get along.... THEY ARE FAKE!!!!!!!!!! They treat the kids again like ****..God will judge them for doing wrong to these kids...Money doesnt buy everything.... Caring and taking care of the kids means more which they dont...Where is god when they themselves treat the kids like that... go figurer dont use god for the money they use all people boycott this school god helps not use, and thats what they do sorry brothers but thats the truth stop!!!!
Do you have specifics on how kids are badly treated? You're very vague ( and have poor grammar to boot).

I went there, and know many people who've gone there.

The students love the school. So do the alumni. And if they have to turn away thousands of applicants, it stands to reason that students must like it there.

If you have an ax to grind, please grind it in private.

Yo are embarrassing yourself.
Bose7

Hartsdale, NY

#5 Sep 7, 2008
I am sure the chapel is beautiful... BUT Brother Cregan bought stuff off ebay to save money... so the chapel only cost $2.7 million. Otherwise it would have cost what $2.72 million.
Alex

Highland Mills, NY

#6 Sep 7, 2008
Yes, I would like to hear specifics of how the students are badly treated. How exactly do kids come last? The faculty and staff do everything to make high school an exceptional experience for the students. I am an alumna and loved it, the kids today still love it there, and the faculty are top-notch. Not sure how any of the recent construction affects you if you have nothing to do with the school. With such a negative attitude, I'm glad that you don't.
BARACK BARRY DUNHAM OBAMA

Charlotte, NC

#7 Sep 7, 2008
Sounds like a couple of people are posting who flunked out of St. Anthony HS on their parents dime. HAHAHA Cant handle the discipline of coming to school prepared, clean shaved, properly dressed and attentive. Good luck when you reach the business world.
Florence

Bronx, NY

#8 Sep 7, 2008
The school's repuation speaks for itself. It's a school of excellence! Every year the # of applicants increases because the public schools aren't doing such a good job. Anyone who criticizes Saint Anthony's is welcome to enjoy the hedonistic environmnet of the public schools on LI where anything goes....My son went to SA and is now in medical school. I see a growing # of buses in Lindy taking kids to Catholic HS's on LI. Lindy clean up your problems now or you will lose more students!!
Sam

Watertown, CT

#9 Sep 7, 2008
This chapel is absolutely beautiful. This is a wonderful addition to the St. Anthonys campus, as well as to the community.
Diane

Yaphank, NY

#10 Sep 7, 2008
West Islip wrote:
I agree they only care about getting more money to build the place then the kids that go there....... They treat the kids like **** but if you give them millions we may get along.... THEY ARE FAKE!!!!!!!!!! They treat the kids again like ****..God will judge them for doing wrong to these kids...Money doesnt buy everything.... Caring and taking care of the kids means more which they dont...Where is god when they themselves treat the kids like that... go figurer dont use god for the money they use all people boycott this school god helps not use, and thats what they do sorry brothers but thats the truth stop!!!!
You are just utterly sad and your comments are pathetic. What are you basing your statements on? The money to build both the chapel AND the new student center/athelitic facilty is from PRIVATE donations. People who love the place and wanted to contribute. People who graduated from SA's and went on to be very successful and chose to give back.

SA's grads are some of the best prepared and most well educated in all of NY State. What's so "fake" about that? You obvioulsy have an ax to grind, but don't explain why? Did you fail out of there? Your kid?
John

Paramus, NJ

#11 Sep 7, 2008
As a graduate of Chaminade (St. Anthony's archrival) I congratulate the students and brothers! This chapel sounds wonderful and I can't wait to see it. Catholics have to start appreciating the great art and history that is part of the Church's great contribution to the world.

Since: Jul 08

South Shore of LI

#12 Sep 7, 2008
publius wrote:
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Do you have specifics on how kids are badly treated? You're very vague ( and have poor grammar to boot).
I went there, and know many people who've gone there.
The students love the school. So do the alumni. And if they have to turn away thousands of applicants, it stands to reason that students must like it there.
If you have an ax to grind, please grind it in private.
Yo are embarrassing yourself.
What kind of logic tells you that if thousands of applicants are turned down the students must like it there? One has nothing to do with the other. Most applicants apply because their parents tell them to. Most students stay because their parents expect them to stay. Over what time period have these thousands of applicants been denied admittance? Was this before or after the Diocese made the original highly rated St. Anthony's close their doors and move to the Diocesan HS that was failing to attract students?
publius

Bronx, NY

#13 Sep 7, 2008
Molly is my name wrote:
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What kind of logic tells you that if thousands of applicants are turned down the students must like it there? One has nothing to do with the other. Most applicants apply because their parents tell them to. Most students stay because their parents expect them to stay. Over what time period have these thousands of applicants been denied admittance? Was this before or after the Diocese made the original highly rated St. Anthony's close their doors and move to the Diocesan HS that was failing to attract students?
Your very last sentence reveals you as obviously someone with a chip on their shoulder about St. Anthony's move to the South Huntington location in 1984. But I'll discuss his with you as if you were a reasonable person.

You obviously know nothing about educational institutions, or raising teenagers.

The school is a model of care and excellence.

You can't force thousands of resentful kids to go to a school they loathe decade after decade and have that school be one of the most successful in the country. It'd be like Navy Seals made up of only draftees - much less motivated and totally mediocre.

Likewise, most parents do not force their kids to go a particular school. Probably less than 15%. For all the same reasons - it would not work.

In this particular circumstance, I am quite sure you know zero about St. Anthony's, its students, or its parents.

It is simply stunning how some mediocrities have the irresistible desire to tear down anyone or anything that is an example of true excellence.

Says a great deal about you my friend.

I am sure St. Anthony will continue doing great work and being loved by its students and alumni without your approval
Now Ive Seen It All

Hopatcong, NJ

#14 Sep 7, 2008
It is despicable that an organization like the Catholic Church would spend $2.7 million on A BUILDING when there are people SUFFERING all around the world. What, on earth, does a High School need a CHAPEL for, particularly with a church practically on the same property? And why do they need IMPROVEMENTS to the "campus" that apparently was ggod enough for generations? And as far as kids going to school where they are sent, that's the problem in this country with the last 2 generations; their "parents" aren't parents any more but rather their cheerleaders. Act the part people: pick your kids' schools, colleges/military branches and career fields and demonstrate leadership rather than worry about how they'll react!!!
Now Ive Seen It All

Hopatcong, NJ

#15 Sep 7, 2008
Diane wrote:
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You are just utterly sad and your comments are pathetic. What are you basing your statements on? The money to build both the chapel AND the new student center/athelitic facilty is from PRIVATE donations. People who love the place and wanted to contribute. People who graduated from SA's and went on to be very successful and chose to give back.
SA's grads are some of the best prepared and most well educated in all of NY State. What's so "fake" about that? You obvioulsy have an ax to grind, but don't explain why? Did you fail out of there? Your kid?
They aren't THERE to LOVE it but rather to work hard, keep their grades up and prepare for the REAL WORLD. You are simply postponing their growth into responsible adults are ill-preparing them for that first boss/DI who gets in their face and actually DEMANDS performance.
class of 70

Bohemia, NY

#16 Sep 7, 2008
A few people here need "holes punched into their chests".
publius

Bronx, NY

#17 Sep 7, 2008
Now Ive Seen It All wrote:
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They aren't THERE to LOVE it but rather to work hard, keep their grades up and prepare for the REAL WORLD. You are simply postponing their growth into responsible adults are ill-preparing them for that first boss/DI who gets in their face and actually DEMANDS performance.
That's WHY they love it braniac ... b/c it's hard.

Students revere many of the brothers the way Marines revere their DI - because he gets the best out of them.

What's with all the vitriol here?

A great school that dos a great job build a beautiful chapel donated by people who wanted to build it.

Are all you whiners that pathetic that you have to rip anything you are not a part of?

Get a life.
brianx markx

Nyack, NY

#18 Sep 7, 2008
I rocked this place. We had the sweetest little underground lab running there thill Danny got carted away to the bin for being schizo. But our shit was primo. Nothing like chem lab cooking!

Since: Jul 08

South Shore of LI

#19 Sep 7, 2008
publius wrote:
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Your very last sentence reveals you as obviously someone with a chip on their shoulder about St. Anthony's move to the South Huntington location in 1984. But I'll discuss his with you as if you were a reasonable person.
You obviously know nothing about educational institutions, or raising teenagers.
The school is a model of care and excellence.
You can't force thousands of resentful kids to go to a school they loathe decade after decade and have that school be one of the most successful in the country. It'd be like Navy Seals made up of only draftees - much less motivated and totally mediocre.
Likewise, most parents do not force their kids to go a particular school. Probably less than 15%. For all the same reasons - it would not work.
In this particular circumstance, I am quite sure you know zero about St. Anthony's, its students, or its parents.
It is simply stunning how some mediocrities have the irresistible desire to tear down anyone or anything that is an example of true excellence.
Says a great deal about you my friend.
I am sure St. Anthony will continue doing great work and being loved by its students and alumni without your approval
I do know something about St Anthony's. My husband and brothers graduated from the original school. I have four nieces and nephews that graduated from the new St Anthony's. Two of my children were accepted there. My daughter-in-law went there. No where did I say I disapproved of St Anthony's. All of the people I know who went there went because their parents wanted them to go and were willing to pay the got an tuition. So, we have different experiences concerning that. That doesn't mean they didn't like going there or got less than a good education. I questioned your logic, not the educational opportunities that St Anthony's give it's students. You seem to jump to conclusions easily. What did I say that lead you to believe I didn't approve of St Antony's? I asked you questions, I never said or indicated that I had a any problem with the school.
publius

Bronx, NY

#20 Sep 7, 2008
Molly is my name wrote:
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I do know something about St Anthony's. My husband and brothers graduated from the original school. I have four nieces and nephews that graduated from the new St Anthony's. Two of my children were accepted there. My daughter-in-law went there. No where did I say I disapproved of St Anthony's. All of the people I know who went there went because their parents wanted them to go and were willing to pay the got an tuition. So, we have different experiences concerning that. That doesn't mean they didn't like going there or got less than a good education. I questioned your logic, not the educational opportunities that St Anthony's give it's students. You seem to jump to conclusions easily. What did I say that lead you to believe I didn't approve of St Antony's? I asked you questions, I never said or indicated that I had a any problem with the school.
My apologies. You brought up a very minor point about student applications, and it seemed you were nitpicking on a board where people had some very uncharitable things to say about the school.

I do still believe that most of the students do not want to be at any other school, whether Freshmen or upperclassmen. It is impossible for either of us to definitively prove without access to a survey of the Freshmen.

And to answer your question, the school turns away thousands of students each year right now.

Rather odd that you argued such a side issue when I was responding to a post that claimed they treated the students very badly. I assumed (wrongly, but understandably) that you agreed with the original poster.

(As an aside, I do not believe Bishop McGann did, or could have, forced St. Anthony' to move from Smithtown to South Huntington. Holy Family was closed by the Bishop, and St. Anthony's/Smithtown was too small and decaying as it was. So they took over Holy Family with the Bishop's approval).

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