After sending Father Foley for treatment in 1994, archdiocese officials seemed to wrestle with his future.
But an archdiocese official said they could be just the first wave of closings over the next few years because of financial hardships.
Yet, even then, archdiocese officials continued to say there were no plans to sell the residence to pay for the settlement.
After that, he said, archdiocese officials offered the same deal and would not budge.
The archdiocese official suggested that the family confront Father Pipala, which they did.
But when he wrote archdiocese officials asking if there were any doubts about his "health situation," they told him not to worry.
The larger reorganization, known as a realignment, is not expected to be formalized for months, archdiocese officials have said.
"I would challenge them to say how they are going to help the people here," he said, referring to archdiocese officials.
The word "help," he explained, referred to a suggestion from archdiocese officials that he seek psychiatric evaluation.
An archdiocese official, he said, told him, "Knowing Charlie, he will never do that."