Sunday, January 09, 2005

Bitter end for parishes in Boston

Boston Archdiocese abuses the Feast and the name of the Holy Family to create new parish.

Hiding their misdeeds behind the Holy Family! And one of the great gifts to the Church of the Franciscan Order of which Archbishop O'Malley is a member was the Christmas crib.

Christmas over and the Archdiocese of Boston continues as if nothing had happened.

Today is the Feast of the Holy Family.

Flashback April 2004. Closure of St Andrew the Apostle School

Please pray for the Sisters of the Holy Family on the Feast.

"The sister said preparing for the closure of the school means removing all signs and symbols of St. Andrew's and of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

'Each classroom has a picture of the Holy family, which is something we've tried to instill in the kids, the importance of family,' she said. 'We've had a picture of our mother foundress in every classroom, too, and those have to go now as well. I had a mother say to me just the other day, 'I'm so glad that my children had the opportunity to see sisters in action,' and that's extremely rewarding.'

Stripping the building of references to its history also begs the question of how the school's Polish heritage will be preserved for future generations. Sister Virginia -- who is also of Polish descent -- said those lessons will now have to come through the church and parents."