Skip to comments.Man sues pope: Church bells ruined my marriage
Posted on 09/06/2013 8:36:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono
A Rhode Island man has filed a federal lawsuit against Pope Francis and others, claiming the frequent bell-ringing of the Catholic church across the street has disrupted his life so much, it helped precipitate the demise of his marriage. John Devaney, 64, of Narragansett, R.I., lives directly across from the picturesque St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The bells have been going off 700 times a week, very loud volume, and its been going on for too long, he told the Providence Journal in a videotaped interview. Im not getting any response back from the people that control the bell-ringing. First of all, the bells are amplified and theyre broadcast on loudspeakers, Devaney explained. We live in a historic neighborhood. I think we should get back to removing the amplifiers and the loudspeakers. And then I think they should bring the bells back to a reasonable number and a reasonable time.........
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The church near me used to ring for meals and didn’t bother me at all. After the church quit the bells, a neighbor put in ringing bells outside which was a major annoyance.
Maybe if they didn’t have them on loudspeaker it wouldn’t be as disruptive.
The one near me rings on the quarter-hour, but I’m not sure it rings all night. I know it rings AT night, but it might be only until 10.
I lived right down from our local Catholic church and they rang at 6 am and pm then 5 min before each Mass and at the beginning of each Mass. I and everyone around enjoyed the sound of the bells. I moved a several blocks away and can still hear them but not very loudly - I miss hearing them the way I used to and yes, they were amplified.
Bet the church was there before him. Maybe he should have moved away from the church to near an airport.
Clock striking the 1/4 hours?
By the intercession of St. Paulinus of Nola, bishop and confessor, may you be released from the grip of avarice and self-aggrandizement.