Sunday, May 29, 2016

Corpus Christi in Scituate: Mystical Body of Christ Suffers Pain of Loss

Today's Boston Globe published an article about the end of the 12 year vigil at the church of St. Frances X. Cabrini in Scituate, MA.  Titled "Parishioners say farewell to Scituate,"   The article describes the last service at the church after 12 years of constant community inside the building after the Archdiocese of Boston announced their decision to close the church.  On May 16 the parishioners reached the end of the legal road when the Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear their case.

I posted the latest about the parishioners in vigil on the Feast of the Epiphany, 2009:  Parish Closures: An Epiphany.  The post contains links to a story in the New York Times and an ensuing post and discussion in the dotCommonweal blog.

The story of the last service in Scituate made it to the evening news in NYC on CBS.  Click on link below to view video:
After nearly 12 year fight, historic Catholic Church in Mass. closes

The CBS video addresses the real estate angle.  The Scituation bears watching to see the fate of the parish assets and the implication of schism.

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