Today's Catholic New York spins the above development as "Two Manhattan Merger Decrees to be Reissued"
According to the article:
"The Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, which oversees parish mergers, notified the archdiocese that it should have redrawn the parish boundaries before the mergers were put into effect, not afterward, as the archdiocese had planned."The affected parishes and mergers are St. John the Evangelist-Our Lady of Peace and St. Monica’s-St. Elizabeth of Hungary-St. Stephen of Hungary.
I look forward to a statement from the good folks at Our Lady of Peace Virtual Parish. Their last post indicates that the review of their appeal before the Congregation for the Clergy had been extended 4 times, most recently until April 30.