Thursday, September 16, 2004

Church Closings

lead to loss of souls.

'I know that we are going to lose at lot of souls like this, some to Protestant churches, some to the comfort of their living room La-Z-boy chairs, and some even to Farrakhan's mosque, which is just a short distance from here.'

St Thomas the Apostle New York

I was kindly e-mailed with the following information.

The upcoming NYC Landmarks Committee hearing, which will include a discussion regarding landmarking certain Harlem churches, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21st at 10:00 A.M. in the Municipal Building at 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor.

Rep. Charles Rangel has it on his schedule and although his office has not confirmed that he will be in attendance, Rangel will probably be there. City Council member Bill Perkins will there, Harlem Preservation Foundation members and members of the NY Landmarks Conservancy and other coneservationists, and of course St. Thomas Parishioners will all be there.

They intend to demand that Landmarks Commissioner Robert Tierney protect St.
Thomas the Apostle Church from being destroyed by the NY Archdiocese by
declaring it a NYC Landmark.

Determination to rebuild

...after devastating fire.

Mixed judgement

Judge denies bid to bar archdiocese from selling church "'It's funny that the media have been able to find their way down here, but the archbishop and bishop haven't.' "

But the legal fight continues.

Boston Church sit-ins inspire third parish

A rare admission of guilt on the part of the Archdiocese:

''This is not the fault of the parishioners; this is the fault of the archdiocese staff and the local clergy for not communicating well,"

So which individuals are going to take responsibility for this?

But it is not surprising that they can't get their story straight when there is

.... "evidence that the church is really interested in selling lucrative Sudbury real estate, not in consolidating parishes that are in decline."