Posted on January 30, 2014

Ex-Bronx Principal Fired from Pennsylvania Catholic School After Identity Revealed

Edgar Sandoval and Corky Siemaszko, NY Daily News, January 28, 2014

A Bronx principal who was canned after being exposed as a bigot has been fired from another Catholic school in Pennsylvania after he was unmasked as a liar.

Frank Borzellieri, the former head of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, got the boot Friday after his new bosses at the Diocese of Erie, Pa., found out who he really was.

“It came to our attention that it wasn’t his real name, and the reason he was let go in New York was based on false information,” Bishop Lawrence Persico told the Daily News. “He no longer works at the school, effective immediately.”

Borzellieri, whose inflammatory writings were exposed by The News in 2011, used the name Mario Bella when he was hired in December to run the DuBois Area Catholic School, a kindergarten through 12th grade institution about 75 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.


Borzellieri remains a presence of the web. He even has a Wikipedia page on which he is described, among other things, as “an American author, professor of journalism, political columnist.”

The News reported that as a Queens school board member from 1993 to 2002, Borzellieri tried to ban from the school library what he considered “anti-American” literature, including a biography of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

And in 2004, Borzellieri wrote the book “Don’t Take It Personally: Race, Immigration, Crime and Other Heresies,” in which he declared “diversity is a weakness.”

Borzellieri also claimed rising black and Hispanic populations in America would lead to the “New Dark Age.”

He was also revealed to have frequently written for American Renaissance, a white supremacist publication.


[Editor’s Note: This is an account of the persecution of Frank Borzellieri.]