NY Archdiocese steps in to help troubled Scarsdale school

The Archdiocese of New York is stepping in to help the troubled Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Scarsdale.

Many parishioners have formed a crisis committee and have written letters to Cardinal Edward Egan about Reverend Robert Verrigni, pastor of the parish. They want Verrigni to step down after he had dismissed many staff members without explanation. The most recent incident happened the day before Thanksgiving when he suspended principal Robert Billings. Parents and church members also say Verrigni hasn't been up front about the church budget.

The Archdiocese of New York responded by sending a retired pastor to spend time at Immaculate Heart of Mary to look into the matter.

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