"Baltakis agreed with Cardinal Edward Egan’s decision to close the West Village church. “When the Holland Tunnel was built, people were displaced, and only a small community remained,” said Baltakis. After many years of decline and an expensive repair bill, the church was closed. Vocal demonstrators have vowed to reopen it. “Most of the demonstrators were never from the parish,” said Baltakis.
I visited Sergey's blog and commented. It would help if some other parishioners did the same. I personally don't know whether to contact Sergey about becoming a journalist myself or just sit down and begin to write my wildly original potboiler about the Catholic Church, "The Jonynas Code."