Sunday, July 24, 2005

Chapel-closing plans

concealed From Faithful

Judge widens church assets case to all parishioners

A ruling turns the Portland Archdiocese bankruptcy dispute into a class action, with 389,000 Catholics as defendants

New Church opens

in Bostonand is dedicated by the Archbishop.

"O'Malley made his comments from the altar, in front of a 13-foot stained glass window that came to Stoneham from the now-shuttered St. Aidan Catholic Church in Brookline.

It is one of many artifacts that came from closed parishes. Ten stained glass windows came from St. Aidan's and five from St. Margaret's in Brockton. The altar came from Nuestra Senora del Carmen in Lowell, and the statues, a lectern, and crucifix came from St. Joseph's Parish in Hyde Park. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Revere donated a statue of St. Patrick, and Blessed Sacrament Church in Jamaica Plain gave the church a pair of white marble angels that greet people as they enter the church."