Cleveland: 52 parishes to close
#11
Originally posted by DrBombay:
Quote: I'd also salt the earth before I sold the land, which would probably violate environmental laws of some type.  Heh.  Probably a little too Old Testament for most bishops nowadays, which is why I shall never wear the purple.   

Maybe, being Cleveland, it could be claimed to be a part of a snow removal program. [Image: laff.gif] 
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#12
DrBombay Wrote:No, the real tragedy is these buildings being re-used for profane purposes or even taken over by heretics.

This is what happened in the town I work in. A church was closing its' doors to move the parish to a new location and newly constructed church. The new church is of course modern and ugly, but the kicker is some local Baptist church wanted to buy the old building, someone said no, and demo'd it. Now the lot is taken up by a small park with a weird statue of St. Francis of Assisi and a Walgreens.

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#13
glgas Wrote:Closing the Parishes is bad news...

I think it is great news.  It means the Novus Ordo is dying.
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piusx1914 Wrote:
glgas Wrote:Closing the Parishes is bad news...

I think it is great news.  It means the Novus Ordo is dying.

It means a large part of the Catholic community has abandoned the Church. It is a terrible loss.
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Gman Wrote:
DrBombay Wrote:No, the real tragedy is these buildings being re-used for profane purposes or even taken over by heretics.

This is what happened in the town I work in. A church was closing its' doors to move the parish to a new location and newly constructed church. The new church is of course modern and ugly, but the kicker is some local Baptist church wanted to buy the old building, someone said no, and demo'd it. Now the lot is taken up by a small park with a weird statue of St. Francis of Assisi and a Walgreens.


This is exactly what happened with my old parish, too.  We sold the building to the Baptists, but took out our stained glass windows, tabernacle, altar, etc.  All that was left for them was the altar platform and pews.
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DrBombay Wrote:I'd also salt the earth before I sold the land, which would probably violate environmental laws of some type.  Heh.  Probably a little too Old Testament for most bishops nowadays, which is why I shall never wear the purple. 

Amen to that. And the bricks that once made up the church must be grinded down to dust and spread to the four wind corners. Like that nothing will fall into the hands of those who are just drooling for a chance to take their stab at the Church and its faithful. I know of one case in Limburg / Brussels where the socialist town council explicitly gave a an 11th century church that was empty (one Mass every month was said by a priest that still gathered many people) to some teenage techno party. The "DJ" even proudly announced he would put his mixing table on the altar.
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