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Friday, August 27, 2004

TownOnline.com - Newton TAB - Local News

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Another excuse 'Too many parishes had been built,' Heck said.

Perhaps she thinks there were too many Catholics in Boston when these parishes were being built. The solution is to fill the buildings again not to close them.

TownOnline.com - Newton TAB - Opinion & Letters

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A truly excellent response to Bishop Lennon.

Ethnic groups targeted in closings plan

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Kathleen Heck even admits it, to quote, 'At the time these churches were founded they offered a faith community that felt like home, but neighborhood demographics and needs have changed'.

The Bishop forced to defend Heck

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"Third, St. Philip Neri remains open because of its longstanding relationship with an ethnic apostolate, its central location, its easy access to the Green Line, its ample parking, its seating capacity of 500 and the ease with which the church can be heated and maintained. "

A longstanding relationship with an ethnic apostolate normally puts you on the top of the closure list, not the bottom.

Flashback- Heck's sadness and gratitude as Cardinal Law departs

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No comment necessary. "Heck went on to say that because of the cardinal's immense willingness to go to great lengths to create an environment where children and victims can feel safe, he became the greatest advocate for victims. "

Flashback -Lynn priest blasts archdiocese.

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Ethnic groups targeted in closings plan

Confirms what this blog has been saying.

The truth about Mrs Heck

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A supporter of Cardinal Law, lest we forget.

Parishes' proceeds to benefit diocese

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But didn't they tell us this was all about enhancing the Archdiocese's mission?

Land issues

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"Our intention is to keep the church open. We want to stand on principle."

Get organised!

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Fight and fight and fight again this injustice and sin against faith, hope and charity.

Archdiocese of Newark targets closure Churches

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A personal plea:

"Almost all the parishes targeted for closure or merger have strong cores of longtime parishioners. With the right plan and suitable pastors, new energies can come to these urban churches, who have to reach out aggressively. It's been said that Hudson County has a church and a tavern on every block. It would be a shame to leave it to the bars. "

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes

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See especially the Parish History.

The oldest Catholic parish in Newton.

Mary Immaculate of Lourdes

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See especially the Parish History

Boston Archdiocese is closing

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Mary Immaculate of Lourdes and St Bernard's Church but, oh what a surprise, the parish Church of Mrs Heck survives.