Disclaimer-- I have not had time to check into this story from my veritable bevy of behind-the-scenes sources, so read the following account with some caution. Remember the initial coverage of the St. Stan's debacle, for instance. However, it is a newsworthy item and so I wanted to post this for the record.
As I learn more, I will post more. Excerpts from the full story at STLToday:
Catholic Charities president latest leader to quit agency
By Tim Townsend
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
The president of Catholic Charities resigned Friday, making him the latest in a long line of leaders to defect from the nonprofit organization since last fall.
Thomas Mulhearn, who has led the largest private provider of social services in Missouri for two years, will be replaced by Monsignor Mark Ullrich, a former associate director of Catholic Charities in the 1980s, and its current spiritual director.
Over the last four months, nearly a third of the organization's board of directors has resigned, as has its vice president for development.
Last October, Bishop Robert Hermann, acting leader of the St. Louis Archdiocese, sent Catholic Charities board members a memo saying the organization had been allowed "to drift in a direction that began to work contrary to the desires" of previous archbishops. He informed them that the relationship between the archdiocese and Catholic Charities was "at an impasse."