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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

First comes the clustering

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and then will come the whirlwind of closures

And how many has the New Evangelism Planning Committee converted so far? Not many if this document is evidence of their work. Eight references to Jesus but mainly in one paragraph, one reference to the Mass and no references to Our Lady or her Rosary. The only devotion mentioned is that of the early Christians to Mosaic law.

Wausau - Fate of 7 Catholic churches in discussion

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Can you believe it? The fate of these Churches is not in the hands of the laity, not in the hands of the Bishop but in the hands of management consultants. And one of these management consultants has a day job as a Catholic nun. I have died and gone to the land of satire. But come to think of it, this is beyond satire.

Former Convent of the Minimes, Lille, France

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now a luxury hotel. If a Muslim group tried to stage a hunger strike here, instead of protesting in the Church of the Minimes in Brussels, I can guess what the response would be.
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Chijmes in Singapore- Former Catholic Church and Convent  Posted by Hello


Now a den of iniquity Posted by Hello

My house shall be a house of prayer

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but you allowed it to be turned it into a ballistic missile research centre.

"India's first missile in India was built inside the St Mary's Catholic Church near Thumpa in southern Kerala state" !!

Statement for the Centenary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Boston

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The struggle continues at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel in East Boston
Massachusetts. We were officially closed by the Archdiocese
of Boston on October 10, 2004.

The faithful parishioners have refused to leave our beautiful
Church, and have been in Vigil since October.

Our Lady of Mt Carmel was built by Italian immigrants in 1905.

On Sunday April 17, 2005 we will be celebrating our
100th Anniversary.

We have appealed to Archbishop Sean O'Malley to have a
priest say a Mass to celebrate our Centennial communion
breakfast.

We were DENIED a Mass, but we will continue our celebration
with a beautiful prayer service.

We have pleaded with Archbishop Sean O'Malley to reopen
our Church, but he refuses to listen.

Muslim group transforms chapel in Brussels as Cardinal Danneels departs for Rome

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In the centre of Brussels, there is the beautiful Church of the Minimes . It contains a Chapel in the form of the Holy House of Loretto which was built at the same time as the Church. A house of low repute was demolished to make way for the Church and there used to be an inscription in the Church, "Where once stood a temple of Venus, now stands a shrine to Our Blessed Lady." But now can it be said?
"Where once stood a shrine to Our Blessed Lady, now stands a mosque".
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The Chapel is now being desecrated by an occupation by a group of Kurds. They claim to be on hunger strike. Why choose a Catholic Church when there are so many other places in Belgium to protest? But is the Chapel now being used as a mosque?; the Vicariat of Brussels have neither confirmed nor denied this, despite several e-mails. The altar has been moved. The statue of Our Lady has been covered by a cloth in such a way that she is mostly hidden from the eyes of the occupants.

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The entrance to the new mosque? Posted by Hello


The Loretto Chapel is in the form of the house of the Annunciation and the childhood home of Jesus. The walls are painted in such a way as to give the illusion of life outside in Nazareth.

Taking a telephone call in this holy place Posted by Hello


The other side of the Chapel showing the original artwork representing St Joseph's carpenters shop and Nazareth beyond. Posted by Hello


Other supporters of the group use the Church as a meeting place. Posted by Hello


There is a track record of occupations of Belgian Churches by Muslim groups. The Beguinage Church, one witness alleged was "trashed". This is more than supported by its present state. The Church of the Holy Cross has been occupied. The Church of the Minimes was also occupied two years ago. Children were seen sitting in the priests' chairs in the sanctuary.

The Church authorities no longer defend the inheritance of the Churches. In the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, a banner hangs bearing the name of Allah.
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"Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved." St Peter on the Holy Name Acts 4:12

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Posted by Hello


Our Lady Posted by Hello


Please pray a Litany of Loretto that this desecration may cease.

Late extra
New photo here

And more apostasy in Brussels