Saturday, January 29, 2011

"The Villager" reports on Our Lady of Vilnius Lawsuit

The latest issue of The Villager features and article by Albert Amateau titled "Our Lady of Vilna goes to state's highest court" The article goes on to explain the legal issues at stake. We thank The Villager, the local paper literally around the corner, that has been documenting our plight since we first heard that Our Lady of Vilnius was destined for closure (Lady of Vilnius and 'Pretzels' and 'Provolone' may lose home)

Please read the article, and add your comments to the forum.

1 comment:

Ellen Halloran said...

The picture of the parish of Our Lady of Vilna given is this article is a limited one. No one can deny the Lithuanian origins and culture so vital to the parish; but what ensured the parish's continuing survival has been its development from ethnic, national parish to the neighborhood parish that it had become before it was suppressed by the Archdiocese of New York. As the Lithuanian community moved further from the city the pews (and basement hall folding chairs) were filled with office workers, members of the surrounding Portuguese
Community, neighbors from Broome Street and assorted others who found a home in this evolving neighborhood parish. Are they now supposed to hike down to St. Peter's on Barclay Street?