Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Order may disband

...and Diocese pockets a million.

Church is saved

but will now be used for receptions

Catholic parish was about to close.

"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

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

The greatness of the Rosary.

My house shall be a house of prayer

but you have turned it into a radio antenna.

Catholic Church becomes protestant

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

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

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

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

Bishop of Evansville

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