Monday, January 11, 2010

The Demolition of St. George's Church, Shenandoah PA

Today I received this picture via e-mail. The parishioners of St. George had tried to save the church, closed in 2006, with a civil suit. On December 1, 2009 the court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have a property interest in the church and, therefore, lacked the rights to interfere with the Diocese of Allentown's plan to demolish. (See Pottsville Republican and Herald article)

The St. George web page, not updated to reflect this painful turn of events, is a testimony to the efforts to save this parish. God bless the parishioners of St. George as they face their reluctant sacrifice.

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