Cathedral High School Postpones Its Controversial Gala
Cathedral High School Alumni Association was supposed to be holding its 90th anniversary gala this week. Instead, they announced that they are postponing the event.
The gala got bogged down in controversy earlier this when they invited former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz to be their keynote speaker at the event. Problems arose when it was reported that during a speaking engagement at a luncheon during the Republican National Convention in July, Holtz said, “I don’t want to speak your language, I don’t want to celebrate your holidays, I sure as hell don’t want to cheer for your soccer team," when talking about immigration. Holtz also endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Holtz has said that he now wishes he hadn’t made those comments.
Cathedral officials withdrew their offer to Holtz and replaced him with NFL Hall of Fame inductee Tim Brown. The gala was to be held on Thursday, but on Cathedral’s Facebook page, it was announced that the gala will be moved to spring. Details on ticket sales were not released, but school officials say they postponed the gala to have the best opportunity to be profitable and to secure funding for student scholarships.