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Saturday, September 25, 2004

The Eucharistic Adoration in the Archdiocese of Boston.

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How many of these Churches are being closed? What is the Archdiocese doing to maintain Perpetual Adoration?

"We are establishing Perpetual Adoration in our Churches. It is quite difficult to maintain regular hours on the account of the infirmities of our dear adorers, but if they are unable to go to the Chapel to take their half-hour of adoration at the appointed time, how edified I am to see them at that very time, praying on their sick bed." Fr Damien de Veuster

O'Malley working to resolve protests over parish closings

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but resolve of protesters stiffening and reports indicate that sit-ins will spread to at least three more Churches. Maybe more?

Mediators urge more dialogue

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How can you dialogue when statements are produced like this "For its part, the archdiocese suggested in a recent editorial in The Pilot, its official newspaper, that the protesters at the relatively wealthy parishes are putting their wants ahead of the poor populations served by the Catholic Church."

which try to make the laity feel guilty and hopefully completely fail. Throughout these closures the Archdiocese has betrayed not one jot of interest in the laity, whether rich or poor. What is there to dialogue about? The 82 Churches must be saved. Period. If they are not the Archdiocese will regard it as a green light to close a few more Churches every year. Soon the Archdiocese of the once-ultra Catholic Boston will be a shadow of its former self.

What consultancy fees are being paid to Kathleen Heck? Shouldn't she feel guilty for making money out of Church closures? The Archdiocese needs to publish a full statement of the costs of this botched process.

An interesting article

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and an appeal

"We need your ideas, know-how and "know-who" to help restore the Cross and return the Altars to St. Thomas and demand that Cardinal Egan re-open a church for Catholic worship that has served Harlem since 1907."

Parishioners take fight to Rome

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citing inconsistencies in the Archbishop of Boston's justification