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
I'd like to thank the homosexual priests who caused all this to occur. May GOD have mercy on your unethical souls.
It is sad that due to real estate value our church is closing. Of all the churches in the "cluster", ours was, in my opinion, the stongest. We had great numbers in sacraments and collections and a loyal group of parishioners who were married, here, baptized their children here, saw their children married and grandchildren baptized. Some even go for more generations than listed. It is a sad day for the people of our parish and all parishes affected , and my heart and prayers are with you all.....
Brad, Savin Hill
I think that it should be done, I believe in God, but todays organized churches are bull, they hide the truth, and lie. Maybe now they will be able to get a handle on there own demons, and not worry so much about something so stupid as same sex marriages or other such menial things. If you believe in God and have a good faith, who needs a building made of brick and stone anyways. Its time they stop pointing fingers, and looking down on others, and take a good look at themselves.
Shawn , Medford, Ma
It makes me sad, I went as a child to St Pius X in Milton. I do recall at the age of 10 having a play to make money to build this church. I however feel, life is not always filled with the sunshine. I think we are lucky to have Bishop Sean, at the helm. He was a Bishop, in Saint Thomas, and he is right. God will bring the sunshine, and maybe a rainbow from all of this.
judy, south boston
Very sad about St. Susanna's in Dedham and Pius X in Milton. Both are great, intimate parishes. We are paying for Cardinal Law's sins, but this must be done.
Gina..get real. Those who run the church have created this situation. Abuse of power is everywhere in the church. To deny someone communion becasue of thier beliefs is pathetic and judgemental - very NOT christian! Priests shoudl practice what they preach...how dare they tell people how to live thier lives, how dare they tell people NOT to have sex (they do) unless they are married..HOW DARE THEY TELL ANYONE ANYTHING! HOW DARE THEY TAKE ADVANTAGE OF CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shame on them! THEY ae the reason for the closings
I think it is WONDERFUL!!!! No more places for the child-rapping priests to hide!!! I do feel bad for O'Malley because he steps in to pick up Cardinels mess! This is a wonderful day for CHILDREN!!!! Hopefully the abuse in "GOD'S HOUSE" will stop !! Halelujah !!!!!
I feel very sorry for parishoners who have lost their homes. It is true, these places are just buildings and you carry your faith with you. But for so many people, these churches are their home, their meeting places where they experienced all the major events of life - baptisms, first communions, marriages and burials. Families change, people move, houses are sold, but it always seemed your church would always be there for you. Although I will admit to being a lapsed Catholic, angry about the sexual abuse scandal, and the churches stance on birth control and homosexuality - the bottom line is, the Catholic Church is my family and my parish is my home, whenever I wanted to return to it, it would always welcome me with open arms, just as my mother always would. But this is just no longer the case. So in this irreligious world we live in (and that's not intended as a negative), where faith is dictated by a business need within the archdiocese, where do we go?
I feel bad for the displaced parishioners. However, this was bound to happen after decades of mismanagement by the Catholic Church. I grew up a devout catholic but have lost all respect for the church as an institution. Personally, the Catholic Church is no longer a place for me. I will still follow the religion in my own way and on my own time but will not attend mass or give money to this secretive, deceptive group that has been using guilt as one of their primary tools for adherence. I hope the parishioners that have lost their place of worship can find another church that will suit their religious needs and respect their dignity.
This is such a blow to those of us who grew up in the Boston area. The men making these decisions have no idea of the history of these parishes, the labor, the finances, the determination that went into setting up these parish families. We should not be paying for the sins of men. Each of those guilty men should be assessed a weekly amount due the diocese irreguardless if the statute of limitations has gone by. Let each church pay their own bills if money is needed let a wealthier parish adopt a less fortunate parish. This is being done in other diocese.
Eileen, Seekonk, Ma