FOOTBALL: St. Paul beats Cathedral la...

FOOTBALL: St. Paul beats Cathedral late, 21-14

There are 69 comments on the Whittier Daily News story from Oct 15, 2010, titled FOOTBALL: St. Paul beats Cathedral late, 21-14. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

Michael Ortega's 24-yard run with 3:03 left in the fourth quarter proved to be the game- winner in St.

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Bring Back Lori

United States

#67 Oct 19, 2010
i agree with other wise and noble posters here. SP was once a great place, but no more. I hope they have the resources to stay open, but with dwindling enrollment, it will be hard to keep the lights on and pay competent staff. God Bless all kids in Catholic School and their hard working parents.
Jimmy

Whittier, CA

#68 Oct 19, 2010
what happened to lori barr? why was she fired? why no press coverage on the rumors that she mishandled money? whats the real story?
ONCE A SWORDSMEN

Whittier, CA

#69 Oct 19, 2010
"Bring Back Lori", She left under a pretty dark cloud. My daughter just graduated last spring and loved her time at SP as did all friends. To them it still is a pretty great place.
GWM

AOL

#70 Oct 19, 2010
May the Swordsmen put there best foot(ball) forward Friday night and slay Goliath or at least live up to their reputation as scrappy soldiers and be competitive.
SP Prep Fan

Pico Rivera, CA

#71 Oct 19, 2010
The Swordsmen will need to play a near perfect game on offense, defense, and special teams. Time management and keeping Serra's gifted offense off the field will be the key. Also, Serra's defense is fast and talented as well, but I'm confident coach Ancich and his staff will have his team well prepared. I believe SP will win this game. We are Saint Paul!


God Bless Amat Stud and Mike Hawk
ONCE A SWORDSMEN

Whittier, CA

#72 Oct 19, 2010
The WDN called Ortega's, game winning, TD run a 24 yrd. run. It was actually a 42yrd. run.
St Paul parent

United States

#73 Oct 20, 2010
SP Prep Fan wrote:
The Swordsmen will need to play a near perfect game on offense, defense, and special teams. Time management and keeping Serra's gifted offense off the field will be the key. Also, Serra's defense is fast and talented as well, but I'm confident coach Ancich and his staff will have his team well prepared. I believe SP will win this game. We are Saint Paul!
God Bless Amat Stud and Mike Hawk
Great post! Can't wait for game time..
We are St Paul!
Amat Stud

Warwick, RI

#74 Oct 22, 2010
SP Prep Fan wrote:
The Swordsmen will need to play a near perfect game on offense, defense, and special teams. Time management and keeping Serra's gifted offense off the field will be the key. Also, Serra's defense is fast and talented as well, but I'm confident coach Ancich and his staff will have his team well prepared. I believe SP will win this game. We are Saint Paul!
God Bless Amat Stud and Mike Hawk
Thanks but Serra wants to make a loud statement 52-7 Serra. St Paul cannot compete with the big boys anymore. The old glory days are long gone. It will get ugly fast. Sorry slime.
THE INSIDE STORY

San Clemente, CA

#75 Jul 2, 2012
No doubt, this was a terrible tragedy. But given the amount of “evidence” that was “presented”, Helen Keller could have prosecuted this case, and been successful.
In order to understand the “full story”, let’s examine the “FACTS”, shall we?
FACT: In her three years with St. Anthony High School in Long Beach, Lori turned around an inner-city school that was on the brink of extinction. She made it an academically competitive school, and she was well regarded by both the students and the parents. A true success story!
FACT: Father Pilato of the Archdiocese hand-picked Lori to lead the academic turnaround at St. Paul High School.
FACT: In order to “sweeten” the deal, Father Pilato “ok’d” the use of an Archdiocese credit card to supplement her base salary which was set by strict standards and not negotiable. In typical Archdiocese fashion, the “deal” was done on a “wink and a nod”, and was not formally recorded.
FACT: From the outset, Lori’s presence at St. Paul High School was unacceptable to the “establishment”(parents, alumni, etc.) within the school. She was considered an “outsider”.
FACT: There were no “checks and balances” in place for the various money generating activities at St. Paul High School (i.e., Bingo Night on every Saturday, all sports home games, etc.).
FACT: In the absence of “checks and balances”, Lori actually “fired” a coach because he was caught with his hand in the “till”(no criminal charges were filed, he was simply dismissed). This further infuriated the “establishment”, and Lori had to go.
Soon, calls were made to the Archdiocese to question charges that were being made by her on the credit card. Without a formal agreement in place regarding the credit card “deal” with Father Pilato, Lori had literally nowhere to go. It appeared that she had committed fraud against the Archdiocese.
According to the Whittier Police Department, the Archdiocese “conducted the investigation”, then simply handed the results to the Whittier Police Department who eventually filed the case with the Los Angeles County District Attorney. QUESTION: Since when does the victim of a crime (The Archdiocese in this case) conduct its own investigation? Isn’t that the job of local law enforcement?
The rest was easy. Father Pilato, in an effort to preserve his career simply denied ever having an “agreement”(in open court) with Lori, while the prosecution had a “mountain” of credit card statements with which to accuse Lori of fraud.
Father Pilato took a gamble in hopes that Lori would “clean-up” the dirty little financial dealings that were being perpetrated by the “vile sub-culture” that ran St. Paul High School. But, the wretched “establishment” wouldn’t allow it, they conceived a “hatchet job”, and used the Archdiocese to execute it.
To insulate himself even more from his inept management of the situation, Father Pilato actually selected Lori for a promotion to the administrative ranks of the Archdiocese, knowing full-well that she was going to be forced out.
Even after the Archdiocese was fully reimbursed for the money that was spent on the credit card, they continued to pursue the case, and have the Whittier Police Department present it to the District Attorney. This had to be done in order to have Father Pilato further distance himself from any thought of the possibility of their having been an “agreement” between him and Lori.
There was no crime here. Father Pilato made a bad decision that he should have been disciplined for by the Archdiocese following a proper internal investigation. Instead, he threw Lori under the bus with the help of the “rabid” sub-culture of St. Paul High School in order to save his career. As she stated in court, Lori will have to live with this for the rest of her life, however, the bigger stain is on St. Paul High School. No organization can survive with the type of vile sub-culture that has entrenched itself into the very fabric of that school.

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