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Friday, October 20, 2006

Diocese uses hurricane as an excuse

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to close Church of the Immaculate Conception.

"The Catholic Church is literally abandoning the community of Forked Island," Broussard says. "The bishop has only heard Father (Bill) Rogalla. The people are begging me to go meet with him because we haven't even been able to tell him anything. He tells his secretary to tell me he's made his decision. He answered me one letter."

A source tells me

"...the Diocese of Lafayette has decided to close down their church, even though there was miminal damage and there are tons of volunteers willing to do the repair work."

The Diocese busies itself writing a mission statement which they do not then live up to when it comes to their dealings with individual parishes.

St Brigid update

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Dear Friends,

Please be advised that the hearing originally scheduled at the California Office of the Historic Preservation (CA-OHP) in Sacramento, has been postponed from October 27 to their next quarterly meeting on or around February 2, 2007. This is due to a continuance, requested by the Academy of Art University, of their petition for removal of St. Brigid from the National Registry.

All support letters and documents that have been sent to the CA-OHP are being retained for future review. Please continue to send support letters to the state office for the February hearing, as follows: California Office of Historic Preservation, attn: Milford Wayne Donaldson, State Historic Preservation Officer, P.O. Box 942896, Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

On Tuesday, October 17, 2006, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to make St. Brigid Church San Francisco City Landmark #252. This ordinance is awaiting signature by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Sincerely,

Beatriz St. John
Chair Pro Tem

Committee To Save St. Brigid Church
P.O. Box 641318
San Francisco, CA 94164-1318

(415)364-1511