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Saturday, September 25, 2004

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.

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