Response to Daily News Article on 2/15/08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2008.

In response to a New York Daily News article on February 15, 2008 the Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn issued the following statement.

On January 31, 2008 I received an honorary doctorate in Theology from St. John’s University. Prior to the commencement ceremony Father Donald Harrington, President of the University, indicated that Senator Frank Padavan had repeatedly disparaged the student body in an attempt to galvanize opposition to proposed off-campus development. I was told that the student body was so offended that student groups intended to hold voter registration drives and get out the vote efforts. Read more »