Pete was valedictorian (and class president) of the Catholic high school I attended, right on the outskirts of Notre Dame, where both his parents taught.
Buttgieg was born in 1982, meaning that he graduated from a "Catholic" high school around 2000. Coulda been 1999, 2001....OK.
Buttigieg's father was a Communist. That's the way Buttigieg refers to him.
So who was the Bishop of Ft. Wayne, IN at that time?
+John Michael D'Arcy.
I'm old enough to remember that D'Arcy was sent to Ft. Wayne with the idea that he would wrestle the Diocese back toward Catholicism from wherever it was under the "rule" of Bp. McManus. D'Arcy arrived in 1985. Yes, Notre Dame was the most obvious problem--and it still is.
In TEN YEARS ('85 to '95) D'Arcy couldn't get a COMMUNIST bounced from teaching at a "Catholic" high school?