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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Order may disband

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...and Diocese pockets a million.

Church is saved

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but will now be used for receptions

Catholic parish was about to close.

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"But in South Philadelphia 118-year-old parish has been saved from closure by two former students - twin brothers ":

Demolition of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Somerset County

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The company’s actions could be considered anticipatory demolition—when an applicant destroys or harms a historic property to avoid Section 106 review.

"The architect for the future facility indicates that stones from the church’s foundation will be incorporated in a monument wall outside of the new building, as a tribute to former parishioners and the historic preservation community."

Thanks a lot, chum. I think they would prefer their Church to be still standing.

Rosaries, for the boys

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The greatness of the Rosary.

My house shall be a house of prayer

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but you have turned it into a radio antenna.

Catholic Church becomes protestant

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And the Archdiocese of Boston pockets over a million dollars.

"Prayer will return Sunday to the former St. Nicholas Church on North Quincy Street, now the Lively Stones Christian Center. The 5-year-old congregation purchased the property from the Archdiocese of Boston for $1.1 million last week. "

Story from The Enterprise 27 August. No longer in the archive.

Boston again

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The Diocese have been prepared to use the police before. Hopefully, a Franciscan Archbishop will make a difference, but I doubt it.

The Latin Mass - A Journal of Catholic Culture

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The demolition of Churches is a symbol of a wider devastation in the spiritual life of the Church.

Lithuanian leader calls on Boston archbishop to keep church open

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.. and the Diocese does not even respond to press inquiries.

Bishop of Evansville

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Gave discreet advice on how to close a chapel and then said the decision was not his concern.