KEEP THE FAITH

SAINT IGNATIUS

We are a group of Catholics (Ignatius grads, current students, parents, potential future parents and Jesuit alumni) who care about the fine institution of St. Ignatius High School and share concern about the direction of the school as it pertains to the teaching of the Catholic faith, from the classroom to actions on campus. A major event that exemplifies our concerns was the non-tendering of contracts for Mr. Hogan and Mr. Dybicz. Both of these men possess more than 30 years of tenure at the school. They represent the teaching of the full truth of the Catholic faith. The reasons for these demissions is not known which garners further cause for concern.

This website intends to provide factual and current information regarding the actions and future activities of keeping the faith at St. Ignatius as well as rally a campaign to bring these two good men back to the institution. Keep praying for our cause and keep up your activities. We will post updated information on current results.

St. Ignatius pray for us.

CONTACT US with any ideas and information you receive.


Quick Update

The meeting scheduled for Monday was rescheduled for Wed 5/17.  Please keep that meeting in your prayers as well as all the other efforts going on to right the wrong and move Ignatian hearts.

St. Ignatius Pray for Us.


Feast of Fatima 100 years and St Robert Bellarmine SJ

Beautiful Homily by Father Bede, the title si A Heart Like Hers.  Please listen and be inspired.  Today is the cannonization of Jacinta and Francisco.

Please click the link

https://ususantiquior.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/our-lady-of-fatima-centenary-13-may-2017.mp3


Concerned Alumnus Article--Please Read


The Petitions Presented to the Ignatius Administration

Here are the over 2000 petitions in support of Mr. Hogan and Mr. Dybicz.  Thanks to the Men for Hogan and Dybicz Facebook group.

http://keepthefaithignatius.info/files/petition%20opening.docx


Ignatian Identity Review Report

Here is a link to the Ignatian Identity Review

http://keepthefaithignatius.info/files/SKMBT_C36017042815150.pdf


Alumni letter to Father Ray and Resposnes

Here is a great letter getting to the heart of a lot of the background issues that are involved with the non-tendering:

http://keepthefaithignatius.info/files/2017-4-13%20ltr%20to%20Father%20Raymond%20Guiao.pdf

Here is a response from Father Ray:

http://keepthefaithignatius.info/files/2017-4-20%20ltr%20from%20Father%20Raymond%20Guiao.pdf

Response from Board Member

http://keepthefaithignatius.info/files/2017-4-21%20ltr%20from%20McAuliffe.pdf


Update 4/28/18 Moving Forward

appears that there is a meeting with the Ignatius administration on May 15 according to the Facebook page 

Administration Meeting
MEN FOR DYBICZ & HOGAN·WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017
Good news! We have secured an in-person meeting with the school on Monday, May 15th. We will be discussing the overall mission statement of the school and our concerns. Please keep this meeting in your prayers.

Not sure who is meeting but if additional information is provided we will let you know.


Over 2000 signatures delivered to St. Ignatius

What a blessing to have over 2,000 petitions delivered to St. Ignatius administration supporting Mr. Hogan and Dybicz to be brought back to the school.  See below:

Friday April 21, 2017 -
Today we received confirmation that this petition (see below) with over 2000 signatures was presented to the administration of St. Ignatius High School. Thank you so much for the support. Please keep up the prayers! With God all things are possible

 


Board of Regents Emails

Here is a list of the Board of Regents.  The emails seem to be correct but if you know of any corrections or emails to add please go to the contact button on the website and send the webmaster the information.

Bill Koehler  wkoehler@TeamNEO.org  Vice Chairman of the Board

John Polito  jpolito@bsmph.com

Chuck Adler  cadler@ssrl.com

Joe McAuliffe  joemca5@gmail.com

Bill Beck  bbeck@clevelandhometitle.com

Jerry McKeever  Jerome.mckeever@gmail.com

Terry Brizz   trbizz@galaxybaloon.com

Don Petkash   donpetk@yahoo.com

Dr. Joe Moses   josephmoses@sbcglobal.net 

Eric Haddad   eric.haddad@53.com 

Kevin Ryan   j.kevin.ryan@ubs.com 

Matt Clemens mclemens@waverly-partners.com 

Greg Ondercin gondercin@att.net 

David Sabol dsabol@ignatius.net 

Tom Fanta   tgfshaker@yahoo.com


Tolerance

In 1931, Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen wrote the following essay:

“America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance-it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded.”

“Tolerance is an attitude of reasoned patience toward evil … a forbearance that restrains us from showing anger or inflicting punishment. Tolerance applies only to persons … never to truth. Tolerance applies to the erring, intolerance to the error … Architects are as intolerant about sand as foundations for skyscrapers as doctors are intolerant about germs in the laboratory.

Tolerance does not apply to truth or principles. About these things we must be intolerant, and for this kind of intolerance, so much needed to rouse us from sentimental gush, I make a plea. Intolerance of this kind is the foundation of all stability.”


4/23/17 Update MAGIS

Here is a letter sent by an Alumni of St. Ignatius regarding his donation to the new grotto.  Thanks for allowing us to share Bill Coughlin.  This is his response to the invitation to the dedicatiin and dinner for the Grotto in memorial to of Mr. Skerl   

n Apr 20, 2017, at 10:13 AM, Coughlin, William <wcoughlin@calfee.com> wrote:

Tom: In light of the administration’s continuing refusal to reinstate Jim Hogan and Marty Dybicz—Jim Skerl’s friends and colleagues for 30 years—to the Theology faculty, I have asked the school to return my donation for the Skerl/Pennock grotto. The non-renewal of Hogan and Dybicz defiles Skerl’s memory. Jim Hogan’s mother-in-law, Kay O’Malley, summed it up when she told Father Kesicki, “Jim Skerl is crying in heaven. The grotto is a farce.” Also, I won’t be attending the May 18 dedication events. Thanks, BC

William E. Coughlin
Attorney At Law
wcoughlin@calfee.com

Please follow Bill's example and put pressure where you are able, keep praying as well. Any thoughts as to a silent protest at the dedication that night with just posters as to why we are there?  Please respond to the contact button and share your opinion.  We are losing presence and recognition, please tell your friend, they may not be aware.  Please continue prayers. 

St. Ignatius pray for us.

Magis 


Ignatius Meeting

We now have a website to promulgate the information on what is going on at St. Ignatius.  Please continue the fight, lets not lose momentum.  Redouble your efforts, a new barage of letters to the Board of Regents member to let them know we have not forgotten.  Please sign up for a twitter account and tweet @SIHSCleveland make a comment and add #keepthefaith #keephogan #keepdybicz  If you have already tweeted please make a new comment on this issue and retweet and like any comments you see out there addressing this issue. 

Tell all the friends you can about what is going on, let them know why they should be concerned.  We will be posting more information tomorrow including the talking points sent to the board on how to discuss the non-tendering of contracts to these highly respected theology teachers.

Please send us anything additional you find out and we will share this information as well. 

Also the alumni weekend is coming up at St. Ignatius from June 9th to June 11th, let get the word out to those attending as to what is happening at St. Ignatius.  Any other ideas worth considering please send into our contact button.

First and foremost please pray for the change of hearts and ask for the intercession of St. Ignatius. 

Magis


Write the Diocese of Cleveland

Here are the addresses of the contacts to write about your concern on St. Ignatius:

Mr. Knight Cathechetical Formation and Education cknight@dioceseofcleveland.org 

Father Michael Gurnick mgurnick@dioceseofcleveland.org 

Father Oleksiak  doleksiak@dioceseofcleveland.com