Southside Catholic Conference board members – 2001 in Review

Southside Catholic Conference board members – 2001 in Review – Brief Article

Kimiyo Naka

Southside Catholic Conference board members vote unanimously to accept St. Sabina Academy’s application. The second round of voting was prompted, in part, by criticism of the board’s initial rejection. Cardinal Francis E. George, leader of 2.3 million Roman Catholics in Cook and Lake Counties, intervened, making it possible for directors to reach the unanimous decision, according to League Chairman Hank Lenzen. But St. Sabina’s Pfleger decides the school will not join the league unless policies are written to prevent unwarranted forfeitures and racial taunts. Lenzen later accuses St. Sabina of “playing the race card,” according to the Tribune. St. Sabina later agrees to join the league.

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