Views from the faithful
Boston Globe
Irene “Bobby” Seale, 75, parishioner for 64 years at St. Augustine’s, which will close. ‘‘It seems to me they kept the three rich churches open. I thought we were treated very shabby, and I feel the archbishop ignored us. I think he’s so unfair. What good is it to appeal to him if he doesn’t come see us? I have friends who say they’re not going to go to church anymore, that they’ll just watch it on television. We’re being punished because of the priests that sinned. I’ll never go to an archdiocese church again.’’
SOUTH BOSTON
Irene “Bobby” Seale, 75, parishioner for 64 years at St. Augustine’s, which will close.
‘‘It seems to me they kept the three rich churches open. I thought we were treated very shabby, and I feel the archbishop ignored us. I think he’s so unfair. What good is it to appeal to him if he doesn’t come see us? I have friends who say they’re not going to go to church anymore, that they’ll just watch it on television. We’re being punished because of the priests that sinned. I’ll never go to an archdiocese church again.’’
(Compiled by Joanna Massey, Kathy McCabe, and Christine McConville of the Globe Staff, and Globe Correspondent Kellyanne Mahoney. Photographs by Laurie Swope.)