Skip to comments.An Open Letter to the Archdiocese of New York About Holy Innocents
Posted on 06/13/2014 5:38:55 AM PDT by statestreet
Greetings in Christ! Like you, I am a transplant to the NYC area with Midwestern roots. It was an honor to attend the young adult Mass you celebrated at St. Patrick's Cathedral last December. Your joyful witness to our Catholic faith is such an inspiration.
It's come to my attention that the Archdiocese of New York is considering closing several churches. It's always a shame to see a parish go, but I get it. Neighborhood demographics change, and we're no longer in an era where multiple ethnic parishes need to co-exist within blocks of each other. Urban dioceses now find themselves with more real estate than they can handle. New York is an old city full of historic buildings, but it's also constantly evolving.
Among the parishes under consideration for closure is Holy Innocents on West 37th Street. Its closure would be a great loss to the spiritual life of the this city and a regrettable mistake.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholichistorynerd.com ...
...in my humble estimation, the author is far too conciliatory to His Eminence...what this voluble cleric could use is a taste of his own vehemence...