Which parishes should close?
Is your parish on the list of churches that may close? If so, why do you think it should or shouldn't be closed?
Read the story: 60 churches will close in Boston archdiocese
Special report: Parish closings
The Catholic Church told me I was unwelcome at age 12 because my parents were divorced. The sexual abuse scandal showed that the church felt that they were above us mere morals. They sacrificed a lot of young children to protect their corrupt "brotherhood". How can we believe what these priest spoke if they themselves did not follow the word of God. I feel sorry for those priest and parishoners that are truly good people and now there church that gave them comfort is gone. However, I can not feel sorry for the Catholic Church as a whole.
It is unfortunate this has to be done but it is a business decision that had to be done! Let us not be selfish and thinking that They are doing this to Us. We are the Church. In our personal lives, we constantly make decisions regarding what we think is important and has value, we can't have everything--we must make choices, sometimes very difficult ones.
Again, We Are Being Tested
Looking over the negative response from quite a few of you I ask myself what do you care if the churches are closing or not??? From your response I would say you either do not believe in organized religion or if you are Catholic do not feel it is important to go to church. So be it---- in other words it is none of your concern because it did not effect you and those of us who feel different are really not interested in your comments
I'm amazed that the Marshfield parishes were spared the ax. Also, I'm happy to say that my old parish, St. Mark's of Dorchester, as well as St. Stanislaus in Chelsea, will remain open! I hope the reconfiguration will breathe new life into the Archdiocese.
Sad.. just sad..I remember as a kid how crowded masses would be and now see how few people go... too bad the actions of those twisted individuals and those who protected them should end up effecting so many people.. Catholic church is in big trouble..
Regardless of what one thinks of the Catholic Church, Its sad, these are people's communities that are being taken away. I left the Church years ago and now attend a Unitarian church because the teachings of the Catholic Church did not reflect my beliefs, but I can not help but to feel very sad for those who are losing their communities.
My biggest concern is the elderly. Many walk to local parishes for services. Will there be a shuttle service to get those so dependent on church to get there? It does not affect me, I'm not Catholic, but do understand the tradition that many of these building have for people.
Years from now we'll be able to show our kids and grandkids where we made our first communions, were married, etc by visting the condos that will spring up on the foundations of these sacred buildings. If we're lucky, maybe they'll even name a washroom in memory of the Church that once stood there. The legacy of Cardinal Law continues...
Hank, Sandwich, MA
Looks like some "lucky" contractor will have a few more "prime" locations to build the oh so original - condos in South Boston!!! Funny how the Catholic church knew exactly which buildings were best to make their money to pay off their legal fees for the disgusting pedophiles!!! The church preaches about truth and belief in God, but, can't even admit when they're wrong. It's a total disgrace. I know not all priests are to blame, but I can't think of one that has actually come forward to condemn the pedophiles and speak the truth about the REAL reason these closings are happening.
Mary, South Boston