Ken Gavin is an epic liar

Ken Gavin is the director of communications for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Yesterday, when reporters Regina Medina and Julie Zeglen asked Ken Gavin about the appeal submitted by Friends of St. Laurentius, he told them that “The Arch­diocese has no form­al re­cord [of] any such ap­peal be­ing sub­mit­ted or ac­cep­ted by the Vat­ic­an.”

That’s funny, because back in November, 2014, he acknowledged the appeal to Cherri Gregg from KYW.

Ken Gavin in November, 2014:
“He says the pastor recommended that the church be demolished, but the parishioners appealed to Rome.

‘There’s been no word back from Rome on that yet,’ says Gavin.”

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/11/14/removal-of-sacred-objects-from-fishtown-church-sparks-outrage-renewed-will-to-fight-archdiocese/

Ken Gavin in March, 2015:
“Archdiocese spokesman Ken Gavin said it ‘has no formal record of any such appeal being submitted or accepted by the Vatican.'”
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150323_Fishtown_church_to_be_demolished.html

“The arch­diocese’s press re­lease makes no men­tion of the ap­peal. When ques­tioned about the ap­peal’s status, Gav­in said: ‘The Arch­diocese has no form­al re­cord [of] any such ap­peal be­ing sub­mit­ted or ac­cep­ted by the Vat­ic­an.'”

http://www.starnewsphilly.com/2015/mar/22/breaking-st-laurentius-church-be-demolished/#.VQ9aVOFWVqA

I guess our appeal has become an inconvenient truth for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

And in case you still had any doubt, here is the Acknowledement from the Nuncio

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4 thoughts on “Ken Gavin is an epic liar”

  1. My faith and trust in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia cannot be any lower. I did not think it was possible that we could have so many Religious be so callous to the parishioners of our beloved St. Laurentius Church. Through this whole ordeal we have not had 1 word of sympathy, comfort and truthfulness from our so called Shephard. Maybe this would have helped a very difficult transition for our community. This is not just a building it is the heart of so many families. To not see this Church stand tall in the Fishtown neighborhood as it has all these years is just too sad.

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