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Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Cults: "Calcified Catholicism"

Editor’s Note: This is the last in our series of articles in “winding down” our blog.  Prehaps we may post again (we’ll certainly let you know if we do); but for now, we are thinking that "this is it."  In our previous articles, we’ve tried to summarize most of the major problems characterizing the SGG cult; and this last article continues in that vein, recounting some more of the "highlights" of what the cult-masters have done. To that end, we hope that we have “covered most of the ground.”

The “bottom line” on all this is that the cult-masters have shown, over and over again, that they are not Catholic, but self-serving parasites who are out to materially profit at the expense of gullible followers – who tell people what they want to hear, then proceed to exploit them in every which way that they can.   They are hirelings, not shepherds – costumed con men who need to be put out of business.  Period.

That said, we present our final article…

The great Catholic historian Hilaire Belloc once remarked that the Catholic Church in the late Middle Ages suffered from what he called “calcification.”  By that, he meant that it had grown rich, jaded, and materialistic, and that “rites and rubrics” – the "mechanics" of Catholicism – often took precedence over its principles.  What this led to were evils such as Lay Investiture, Simony, and the selling of indulgences – evils that ultimately precipitated the Protestant Revolt.

Does this sound familiar?  Well, it should, because that is precisely what is happening in Tradistan today -- and what has been for some time: the cult-masters are giving us the mechanics, but not the Catholicism.  But today’s “calcification” is something more than that.  It is actually worse, because it is actually devoid of Catholicism.  The Church in the late Middle Ages was at least united – and true.  Today’s Tradistan is a disjointed mishmash of sectarian cults, all fighting with one another, and each making up its own “articles of faith” and its own sectarian “rules.”  

Dannie Dolan’s SGG and Not-so-big Don Sanborn’s MHT are Tradistan’s two arch-typical examples of this.  As we’ve pointed out so many times in the past, Dannie is all about “the show”; and the Donster is all about hellfire and brimstone (and bullying).  Dannie’s penchant for ostentation is so glaringly apparent that it’s almost comical.  Look at any of SGG’s bulletins (and especially Dannie’s ’Corner), and you’ll find it crammed full of Dannie’s trademark “S&S” (Syrup and Sanctimony), along with other examples of his empty, meaningless “holy-speak.”

And click on SGG’s bulletin any given Sunday, and you’ll find full-color pictures (and sometimes even videos) from one of SGG’s latest extravaganzas – this past Corpus Christi, for instance (click here).  That particular bulletin has a video of Dannie giving his “pontifical blessing” -- which he has even put on YouTube, the ultimate cyber venue for sleazy self-promotion.  (Only Dannie would ever dream of putting on such a pretentious display of pomposity.)  But such tawdry, self-promotional frippery is what Dannie is all about – ALL about.

All of this ecclesiastical pageantry, of course, is designed to dazzle and impress: his over-the-top Episcopal attire, the billowing clouds of incense (that have sometimes been known to trip SGG’s smoke alarm), the seemingly endless retinue of servers and torch-bearers, the bell-ringing – you name it.  It is “the Full Monty” – a perfect latter-day example of Belloc’s “calcified Catholicism.”  But, as we said before, none of it is real.  It’s more like a cardboard mockup, a fa├žade, a Hollywood stage set – an ornamental stage production.

It is, again, the “mechanics” of Catholicism – elaborately detailed rites, rubrics, and rituals – but totally devoid of its “spirit,” i.e., of Catholic principles and precepts.  What the public sees on SGG's website are all its pomp and pageantry, but not the sordid side: the brutality that went on at SGG’s “school,” the blatantly immoral behavior of the school principal’s sons – and Dannie’s condoning of it all.  Nor have they ever seen (or ever will see) any retraction from him and Tony of what these depraved wretches said about Schiavo.  Such things are kept out of the limelight, because they don’t fit SGG’s “business model.”

And business model is just what it is.  Dannie doesn’t really believe in any of this holy-speak drivel that he perpetually puts out; he does it only because it’s “good for business”: it gets his Gerties to donate.  That is, it’s all about money.  His (and Tony’s) “una cum” nonsense, for instance: they really don’t care about that one way or the other.  But it is a good business strategy: if they can convince people that this is something necessary for "being Catholic” – they’ll use this (and other such invented “articles of faith”) to keep their sheep in the pen (and from defecting to other pens) – because “more sheep” equals more money.

And, over the years, Dannie and Tony have exploited their Gerties in every way imaginable, guilt-tripping them into donating both their money and their talents to the cult center.  Everything at SGG is geared not for saving souls, but for Dannie and Tony’s comfort – and for emptying wallets.  Not a week goes by when Dannie and Tony are not begging for money, and they have devised myriad ways to get it. And while asking the Gerties to “sacrifice” and to “offer it up,” Dannie and Tony "reciprocate" by routinely going on “apostolates” that are nothing more than mid-winter vacation getaways to warm, sunny destinations.

And, in addition to that, they have suckered the Gerties into paying for a new facility they neither needed nor wanted – and then asked them for help in paying its “high heating bills” (when this new, “energy efficient” facility turned out not to be so “energy efficient”). (This new facility, by the way, includes a school that largely stands vacant, and a “grotto” that has had to be repaired and restocked with fish several times.)  And now (as we reported in our last article -- click here), their “new facility” is prematurely falling apart -- and in need of all sorts of repairs.

Meanwhile, Dannie and Tony run this crumbling enterprise as if they were “popes” (which, of course, they aren’t): issuing phony “dispensations,” granting phony “indulgences,” and denying people sacraments at will (none of which they have the authority to do), applying “rules” that they themselves don’t follow, and/or applying them “selectively.”  These renegades, answerable and accountable to no one, just “make it up as they go along” – and expect their Gerties to blindly obey all their decrees and directives.

This is the kind of “calcified Catholicism” that has come to epitomize SGG – and that goes on there day in and day out. We and Pistrina Liturgica have done our best to expose it and to combat it; and we think that we’ve reached “the right audience” in doing so: both attendance and revenue at SGG are down -- and continue to decline.  And, although we’ll never be able to reach and convince the “hard core” there, we think that the cult’s malignant influence has been effectively “checked” -- which is why we have decided to "wind down" our blog.  But, although we are winding it down, all that we have written to date – as we said before -- will remain intact, as a permanent reminder (and warning) for people to stay away from these malignant parasites. 

Will we ever be able to shut the cult-masters down completely?  No.  There will always be enough hopelessly gullible there to at least keep them “on life support.” But if we can keep them in check – keep them from growing – that will be “enough.”  And, so far, we’ve been able to do just that.  Thanks mainly to Pistrina Liturgica’s untiring efforts in exposing the myth of Dannie and Tony as “scholars” and “liturgical experts,” for instance, anyone with an ounce of common sense now sees them for the pathetic know-nothings that they are; and both PL and we have done a thorough job of uncovering their skullduggery and deceit.  And, in the main, our efforts have worked. 

But this is an ongoing process – and one that cannot totally depend just on what's printed in two blogs.  That is why we repeat what we've said many times in the past: that word must be spread – and this can only be done by followers -- by “apostles” – and you are our “apostles.”  By documenting what the cult-masters have done, we have made the information available; but, again, it is up to you to disseminate it.  As Catholics, we have a moral duty to do so – to actively oppose evil when we can.  To invoke once again Pope St. Felix III’s words, Not to oppose error is to approve it; and not to defend truth is to suppress it; and indeed to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them.”  Or, as Edmund Burke even more succinctly put it, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

That is the key: good men must do something.  Blogs like ours (and Pistrina Liturgica) have made the truth about SGG and MHT available; that is the “something” that we have done.  But that is the limit of what we can do.  The “something” that you, our readers, can do -- to reiterate -- is to spread that word.  It’s not enough just to say that one “disapproves” of them – and it is certainly not enough to say, “Oh, I go there; but I only go there for the sacraments; however, I do not support them.”  These are both “cop-outs.”  Besides, “not supporting the cults” may hold them in check, but only active opposition will deliver the “knockout blow.”  And, you can deliver that knockout blow by, again, being an “apostle” and spreading the word.  It may not be easy – but it’s not impossible either. 

Some parting words:  As we said in a previous post, this blog, although “finished,” won't be going away.  Whatever has been written date will remain intact, to serve as a standing warning against the cult-masters.  We will also check our blog every now and then for comments, and respond to them as needed.  And will we ever start our blog up again?  Some of our readers have sent in comments suggesting that we do, but perhaps on a more infrequent basis – monthly or quarterly, for example.  Well, anything’s possible.  But, practically speaking, we think we've said just about everything there is to say about the cult-masters – and that this is “enough.”  

Besides, since so much of the damning evidence against the cult-masters has come from their own lips, how much more is really needed?  If that isn’t “enough,” then what is -- and what more can one say?  We feel that we have accomplished our mission, and have made a convincing enough case.  We have, we believe, done our very best to put Pope Felix’s words of into action.  In short, we believe that we have “done our part”; and we can rest easy, knowing that we have done it.

We also think that many of you, our readers, have "done your part" -- and for that, we sincerely thank you.  But it will take your continued help and vigilance to put these charlatans completely out of business -- and get rid of their counterfeit Catholicism once and for all.  Let's make that happen.  

Saturday, June 23, 2018

London Bridge is Falling Down…

Editor’s Note:  In today’s article -- our next-to-last before “signing off” -- we thought it a good idea to recap the problems that SGG has had (and continues to have) with its “new” facility’s prematurely crumbling infrastructure.  The new facility was supposed to address all of the concerns that SGG had with its old one.  It did not.  Instead, it has brought new problems of its own – problems that are popping up with disturbing regularity.  Here is our article…

The average life of a house roof these days (with standard asphalt shingles) is about twenty-five years, give or take. And, unless it suffers unusually severe wind damage or whatever, it lasts that long without encountering any leaks. But not so with the SGG cult center: its roof life seems to be measured in months, not years.  The roof at the cult center’s “new” West Chester facility, not yet fifteen years old, has been springing leaks almost since the day the cult center was built.  And, as we’ve reported several times, there are two reasons for this: first, the roof is horizontally flat (vs. “pitched”) because Tony Cekada – overruling SGG’s architect on this -- wanted it that way (because this made the place look more “medieval”; and, second, it leaks because it’s shoddily built

Actually, the whole facility, from the ground up, is shoddily built.  The roof itself has sprung so many leaks that Dannie has felt compelled to promise his Gerties a “leak report” (as if roof leaks were an expectedregularly occurring sort of thing).  And the rest of the cult center is not faring much better, either.  In previous articles (click here and here), we reported how poorly constructed the cult center is (and also how unnecessary the building of this new facility was).2  Dannie’s “sermon in stone” (as he still refers to it), for instance, is actually stone veneer (from China) that is hung on (with “pins”) – an arrangement that not only provides no structural support to the building, but actually detracts from it structurally.

The result of all this shoddy workmanship has been one problem after another: a roof that’s had a half dozen or so leaks (and as many unsuccessful attempts at repairing it), several (prematurely) failing HVAC units, several electrical problems, repeated infestations of vermin (including raccoons and mice), and a parking lot that needs re-paving (and new lights).  Even the goldfish-stocked “grotto” -- another useless frill -- has had to be repaired.  Hardly a week goes by without Dannie mentioning the need for something to be fixed – and hinting (or downright asking) for his Gerties to pay for it.

And the reason that Dannie must continually beg for money is simple: he and Tony have never “put any acorns away for the winter.”  (They thought the “good times” of the Brueggemann “gravy train” era would last forever – but they didn’t.)  These problems that SGG is now facing should have been anticipated – and money set aside for them.  But, because Dannie and Tony have blown SGG’s “acorns” on vacation travel junkets and their other creature comforts, there’s no money left in the kitty to pay for needed replacements – or even for routine maintenance.  And now Dannie is trying to pass these expenses off as unforeseen “extras,” as it were.

What makes all of this so ironic is that the “new” cult center needed never to have been built in the first place. The old facility (in Sharonville, Ohio) was much better constructed than SGG’s (now crumbling) “new” facility (and, in fact, will probably still be standing long after the “new” SGG is a pile of rubble).  And, although not quite so big as the new facility, it had ample space for SGG’s congregation.  It also had a large basement (which the new facility hasn’t) that could be used as a “cry room” for mothers with babies – and one that, unlike the new facility’s vestibule “cry room,” was air-conditioned in summer and heated in winter.  Plus, best of all, the Sharonville facility was completely paid for

Now some people might argue that the old facility was crowded – especially when it came to the school (located in its basement) and “storage.”  But SGG’s supposed need for “extra space” -- for its school and for “storage” -- could easily have been met by buying the building next door -- an “Odd Fellows Hall” – which was not only available, but could have been bought “for a song.” (That Odd Fellows Hall also had plenty of parking space – another one of the “reasons” given for moving.)   There was absolutely no need for the new facility.1

And, speaking of the new facility, the Brueggemann family (who comprised by far the biggest contingent of SGG’s congregation – and most of its revenue) offered free land in northern Kentucky (where most of the Brueggemann’s lived) on which to build it.  But Dannie wanted it built north of Cincinnati, because he claimed that it was SGG’s “demographic epicenter.”  (It wasn’t. Northern Kentucky, with its large Brueggemann contingent, was its true epicenter.)  But Dannie wanted the new facility built in West Chester -- because was closer to the restaurants that he and Tony frequented.  (The old facility, by the way, was just as close to those restaurants – perhaps closer.)  

The land on which the new facility sits, by the way, was actually more suited for commercial use.  Donated by a previous SGG benefactor, the lot adjoins an industrial park.  And that being so, it was commercially valuable.  In fact, it could have been reportedly been sold for a half-million dollars or more – more than enough to buy that Odd Fellows building, with plenty of money left over.  But Dannie wanted his “sermon in stone,” because (he thought) it would look more “impressive” – which it really doesn’t.2  

Another irony about the new facility is that one of the biggest reasons for its being built was the “school.”  Dannie’s “great endeavor” was built to accommodate a large number of students; and in anticipation of that, “the principal” was sent for to run it (along with his large family).  But the school never “blossomed” – especially after the principal’s aberrant behavior became embarrassingly apparent. Enrollment, never robust to begin with, continues to dwindle to this day.  The school, built to accommodate as many as two hundred students, now serves little more than a dozen. That must be the bitterest of ironies for Dannie: the school has never come to fruition – yet he is forever after saddled with the cost of paying for it.  (It’s like having to perpetually make payments on a car, but not being able to drive it!) 3

Dannie’s SGG, like that London Bridge of nursery rhyme fame, is indeed falling down.  It’s a Hollywood stage set, built for “the show” – Dannie’sshow.  Dannie and Tony probably figured that it wouldn’t last for the long haul, but long enough to get them into retirement.  But even that is now in jeopardy: the repair bills are beginning to mount up.  And as SGG’s Hollywood stage set continues to crumble, the more the costs to patch it up it will continue to climb – eventually reaching a point where they will become unsustainable.4  (The only future that we see for it – when it eventually falls into ruins – is as a wildlife refuge for raccoons, or possibly an archeological dig site for baby bunny bones.)   

As time inexorably marches on, this will only get worse; and the Gerties will be asked to throw even more good money after bad (as they are already doing).  So, Gerties, before Dannie’s dump becomes a complete pile of rubble (and its rotting infrastructure gets reclaimed by raccoons, rodents, and other assorted critters), we suggest that you get out while you still can.  Or -- better still -- get out now.
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Another reason for building the new facility was that it would be more “energy efficient.”  But that certainly doesn’t seem to be the case, because Dannie is always whining about “high heating bills.”  The new facility, for one thing, does not have gas service; and therefore, for all its energy needs, it must rely on electricity (which is substantially more expensive).  So, the difference in energy cost between the old and new facility is probably negligible.   (Another thing: the reason why SGG’s HVAC units are prematurely failing is that they are heat pumps, which don’t last as long as conventional heating devices.)

On its website, the panoramic view of SGG’s facility does look “impressive.”  But, for one thing, the picture is “turned” about 45* on its side, to make it look like a large, campus-like complex in a pastoral setting.  The truth is, it’s right next door to an industrial park (its “school” – on the right side of the picture – is about 50 feet away from a corrugated-metal factory building). (Click here to see this on “Google Earth.”)  And the “structure” on the picture’s left side -- a “cloister walkway” – is actually a walkway to nowhere.  

The walkway was originally intended to connect to a large Gothic-style church (Dannie’s “sermon in stone”).  But the church never materialized.  (The Gerties, even as gullible as they were back then, wouldn’t “spring” for that boondoggle -- so Dannie had to settle for using the school’s (intended) gymnasium as a “church.”)   What the picture also doesn’t reflect is SGG’s leaking roof, its deteriorating parking lot, its raccoon-infested “church,”and a host of other problems with its prematurely failing physical facility.  

It is widely known that Dannie cannot get rid of “the principal.”  He’s stuck with him, whether he likes it or not – even though all of the latter’s kids are now “graduated.”  (The school, by the way, has had more Lotarski graduates than all its other graduates combined.)  Most of the “school’s” rooms, by the way, are not used for “teaching,” but as repositories for Dannie’s and Tony’s junk: their horde of “ecclesiastical goodies” that they’ve accumulated over the years.  It seems that its only real value has been as a warehouse, not an educational institution.  (For more on the school, click here and here.)


During this past Winter's arctic cold spell, Dannie happened to mention in his January 7 ’CornerHow busy we’ve been!  Oh, our fair share of frozen pipes and catching up from Christmas, but more.” [Our bold emphasis.]  Frozen pipes?  If the facility had been properly built, this should never have happened.  If the piping had been put between interior walls – as it should have been (and which has been common construction practice for the past 50 years or so) – it never would have frozen.  But it was obviously installed in the exterior walls (without proper insulation to boot) – a fatal design flaw.  But that’s been the bane of both SGG and the Brooksville cult center: they’re both shoddily designed -- and shoddily built.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Beating a Dead Horse

Editor’s Note:  Continuing in our “winding down” series of articles, we thought it appropriate to mention once again one of Dannie Dolan’s major failures: SGG’s “school” (and one that he continues to deceptively promote whenever he can).  SGG’s “school” is just one of the many reasons why the SGG cult center is a total sham – and another reason for people to stay away from this cesspool.  Here is our article...

Never since Anthony Cekada’s fictional School Dazedhas such a preposterous bit of nonsense been written about SGG’s “school” as the “Teacher’s Prayer” printed in SGG’s August 27, 2017 bulletin Last year, Pistrina Liturgica wrote an article about it (click here).  And now, we’ve also decided to write one, because we thought it deserved another “shot across the bow.”  (In fact, it cries out to be written about again.) The sheer effrontery and brazenness of it – but most of all, the sheer hypocrisy of it -- simply boggles the mind.  Everything said in that “prayer” is the exact antithesis of what SGG’s “school” is all about.  Dannie’s Teacher’s Prayer, just as was Tony’s School Dazed, is pure fiction.  

What we thought we’d do then – now that SGG’s school year has come to a close – is to follow up with an article of our own about Dannie’s “Teacher’s Prayer.”  And, speaking of Tony’s School Dazed, what we thought we’d also do is to answer Dannie’s nonsense somewhat the same way in which Tony’s was (in School Dazed Revisited (click here), i.e., juxtaposing Dannie’s “pulpit fiction” with “honest fact” – except that we’ve replaced the words “pulpit fiction” with “Dannie’s Day Dream.”1  And, rather than juxtapose his words and ours (i.e., side-by-side), we arranged it with his words first printed in blue, followed afterwards  by our words (printed in black) underneath Ready?  Here goes:

Dannie’s Day Dream: “Make me ever more worthy of the confidence shown me by parents, by entrusting to me what is dearest to them in this world — their children!”  And then this: “…Your mercy, for forgiving and healing; Your wisdom for counseling and directing the young lives entrusted to me.”  

Honest Fact: Actually, when the parents entrusted their children to the “principal,” they didn’t get “mercy” and “wisdom”; they got verbal abuse and physical battering (and cruel humiliation in front of their classmates) – in which many of them were reduced to tears.

Dannie’s Day Dream: “Teach me to treat these souls with the delicacy and infinite patience of Your Holy Spirit.”  

Honest fact:  Patience?  Delicacy?  What kind of “patience” did the “principal” have when he had a boy beaten with a wooden paddle for missing his homework?  (And, for that matter, what kind of “patience” does Dannie have for crying babies who “interrupt” his sermons?)  This “prayer” couldn’t have been any more sadistically mocking, than if it had been written by the Marquis de Sade himself. Dannie and the “principal” must have collaborated on this abomination.

Dannie’s Day Dream: Grant me Your light, the better to read hearts; Your perspicacity for discerning Your work and penetrating Your designs; Your mercy, for forgiving and healing; Your wisdom for counseling and directing the young lives entrusted to me.  

Honest Fact: Well, Dannie, your “perspicacity” doesn’t quite “measure up,” does it? However did you “discern” that watching porn and animal torture videos amounts to “boys will be boys”?  Dannie, you are simply astounding!  How did you ever get to be so erudite and caring?!  Oh Dannie, you’re just “marvy”!

Dannie’s Day Dream: May my actions be Your actions, my hands, Your hands; my lips, Your lips; my life, Your life; so that nothing may touch these children that is not divine, and that I may not impede Your action in their souls.  

Honest Fact: Dannie, here again, your actions don’t quite “measure up.”  And, Dannie, may our actions be light-years away from yours; and may we sincerely hope that “nothing may touch these children” – especially any wooden instrument wielded by the “principal.”  And may our children not be subject to your “boys will be boys” code of morality.  That is, Dannie, may we “impede your action” both on their bodies and on their souls!

Dannie’s Day Dream: Grant me not to deviate in my teaching from the great laws of Your Redemption; never to forget that the one essential is for the Kingdom of Heaven to be preached to every man born into this world, and for it to be transmitted to my students in all its truth and beauty.  And to you, Mary, whom God gave to the Child Jesus as an educator, you to whom men in these recent times have given the beautiful title “Our Lady of the Schools;” obtain for me your docility to the Holy Spirit and your submission to the divine will; so that I may always be able to recognize the Heavenly Father’s plans for each of my pupils, and assist them in finding the place destined for them by your Beloved Son in the great task of the world’s redemption. Amen.

Honest Fact: May your “truth and beauty,” Dannie, never "be transmitted to my students” – or anyone else's students, for that matter!  And Dannie, we thank our lucky stars that “the Heavenly Father’s plans for each of my pupils” don’t match your plans! 

Well, so much for Dannie's "prayer"!  We wonder in open-jawed astonishment that anyone whose school has such a track record as SGG’s could conceivably publish such a forgery But it just proves that, when it comes to sheer audacityarrogance, and hypocrisy, Dannie has no equal.  And the fact that virtually no other school feels the need to go to such drastic lengths to promote itself is proof that Dannie is getting desperate.  But Dannie’s promotional efforts here are an exercise in futility, because nobody is listening to his drivel.  They all know that it really is just a “Day Dream.”  

SGG’s parishioners are painfully aware of how abysmally substandard the school is – and they still haven’t forgotten what happened there in 2009.  And, although they’re too spineless to leave SGG altogether (and give up their “show”), they realize that those same underlying forces of 2009 are still at work.  (That is, the “principal,” at whose hands the students suffered back then, is still there.)2   And SGG’s parents are smart enough to know that their kids will still be in harm’s way at the “school” (both physically and “academically”) -- which is why so many of them home school their kids (or send them elsewhere – even to Protestant schools3).  So, why take the risk?  Only the terminally gullible (or uninformed) could ever trust their kids to SGG’s “school.”  And, consequently, the enrollment there continues to dwindle.  In the 2015-2016 school year, the total enrollment (K through 12) was twenty-five -- and in 2016-2017, it was eighteen (Click here for picture).  We don’t have figures for the current year’s enrollment.  But, whatever it is, the total is paltry, considering that the physical facility was built to hold at least ten times that many. 

The sober truth is, that in promoting SGG’s “school,” Dannie is beating a dead horse – and an expensive one at that.  For the pathetically small number of students enrolled there (and for the even more pathetic “education” obtained there), SGG’s “school” is still the woefully bad bargain it’s always been.  Note, too, that this year, there is no picture of SGG’s “proud graduates” in the Sunday bulletin – because there aren’t any.  (Dannie did mention something on Trinity Sunday (click here) about congratulat[ing] our five home schooling graduates, whose Mass was offered yesterday on Ember Saturday– but nothing about graduates from SGG’s “school” itself)  This is yet one more confirmation that SGG’s “school” is a miserable failure – and one more reason for prospective cult-center clients to stay away.

And even if enrollment were to increase tenfold, the school still wouldn’t be “paying its way” – either financially or academically.  What SGG’s parishioners are in effect doing is subsidizing the Lotarski family for operating a know-nothing establishment (whose only “contribution” is to help drain the parish coffers every year). SGG’s “school” is a cadaver on life support – or rather, a corpse about ready for rigor mortis to set in.  It’s time then for Dannie to admit defeat and pull the plug on the “school.”  But, of course, we all know that this won’t happen, because “the principal” won’t let it happen, will he?
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There were actually six installments of School Dazed Revisited, on the “2009 Scandals at SGG” website.  (Click here for website, then scroll down to find the articles.)

The principal’s wife, by whom the school children were also subjected to cruel mistreatment, is also still teaching there at the school.  And, ironically, she and the principal are the only two at the “school” who receive any kind of meaningful financial remuneration for their efforts. The other instructors either teach on a "volunteer" basis, or their compensation is so meager that it barely amounts to being a “subsistence wage” -- Sharon Patton, for instance. She was “paid”: but when she died recently, she didn’t even have enough money in her personal estate to pay for her own burial: it was funded by donations.  (See SGG bulletins here and here.)  (P.S.  We wonder if Dannie “took his cut” from the donations as well.)


Yes, you heard right: among the “SGG” graduates for the 2016-2017 school year, four went to Protestant academies, because their parents realized that they wouldn’t get a good education at SGG’s “school.”  (See SGG’s School: Still a Bad Bargain.)