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Saturday, July 10, 2004

ONN. Ohio News Now: Catholic diocese will close parishes in northwest Ohio

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ONN. Ohio News Now: Catholic diocese will close parishes in northwest Ohio:

To quote, The diocese said even though a realignment study designed to consolidate parishes lists 24 that could be closed, the number is not set.

Time to start a collection of weasel words used by dioceses to justify the unthinkable, the desecration of God's own houses on earth.

Here are two to start with
"Realignment"
"Consolidation"

Also added to here are techniques used by the authorities to close churches. Don't set the number of churches to be closed in order to make parish engage in beauty contests. Main indicator here: how many quasi-ecclesiastical committees can you fit into one parish? These committees normally usurp the power of the priest, but more than happy to appease the Bishop in maniac plans for pastoral re-organisation.

Defence mechanism: forget the committee work and set up a Rosary group in your parish and pray the Rosary daily. Many are the victories won by the Rosary.



Telegraph | News | Brown's hope for debt aid blessing dashed as Pope takes a break

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Telegraph | News | Brown's hope for debt aid blessing dashed as Pope takes a break

Just what the Vatican needs in the midst of all the problems besetting the Catholic Church, a lecture on world poverty from a Scottish presbyterian socialist. The last people that will be helped by this lecture are, naturally enough, the poor. Makes a few socialists feel better, especially the man who will never be Prime Minister.