Saturday, January 27, 2007

A Visitor from Boston Will Describe How Closures Have Been Resisted in that Archdiocese

In today's New York Times Michael Luo presents a follow-up to the Archdiocese of New York's announcement of church closures. In his article entitled As Churches Set to Close, Faithful Dig in for Battle, Michael Luo reports on the anticipated visit of Peter Borre, who will share information of the resistance mounted against closures by the Archdiocese of Boston with those potentially interested in following suit here.

A salient quote:

"In Boston, Roman Catholic officials have sought to close 83 parishes since 2004, but parishioners managed to win at least partial reprieves for about two dozen churches through a combination of appeals to the Vatican, lawsuits, sit-ins and news media attention, Mr. Borré said. "

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