Monday, March 26, 2012

What is going on at the Chapel of Lorenzo Ruiz on Broome Street?

This past FridayRev. Dr. Joseph G. Marabe, JCD, and the San Lorenzo Ruiz Committee celebrated the 3rd anniversary of their administration of the Filipino Apostolate of the Archdiocese of New York. The celebration followed an isolated news item, published on February 18th, that the Chapel may be in jeopardy due to money issues: "New York church may shut down due to money woes," by Don Tagala.

The chapel faced a closure scare in 2009. The closure of the church was announced by Archdiocese of New York spokesman Joseph Zwilling shortly followed by a retraction and an apology for having released the information in error. Father Erno Diaz was removed as leader of the community and subsequently reassigned. Father Lorenzo Marabe was put in charge.

There seems to be a lot of action under that rock. I think that we need to keep an eye on it. You may go back in time and view my previous posts on our near neighbor on Broome Street and landmark on our migratory path to the Broome Street Bar:

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