Monday, March 19, 2012

St. Patrick Cathedral Renovation Seen in Judge Pigott's Crystal Ball on November 11, 2011

On November 11th, 2011, the New York State Court of Appeals heard the Our Lady of Vilnius case, Blaudziunas v. Egan. On March 16, the eve of the wearin' o' the green when Irish guys are smilin', Cardinal Dolan unveiled plans for a massive and costly renovation of St. Patrick's Cathedral (See David Dunlap's NY Times article, St. Patrick’s to Undergo a Three-Year, $177 Million Renovation)

If you go to the Court of Appeals' online video archive, , advance the video to minute 22:35 you can hear Judge Pigott say the following (my elucidation in brackets):

"But if, if they [Archdiocese of New York] decided we're going to sell this church [Our Lady of Vilnius] and this land for as much money as we can so we can give all the money to St. Patrick's Cathedral because we want to do a renovation there, they [Our Lady of Vilnius Parishioners inferred by me] may have an argument."

Is this statement based on hypothesis, conjecture or knowledge? Might this really happen? This kaciukas does not want to die of curiosity waiting to follow the money.

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