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Catholic Church Closings

This Boston Catholic Church Closed 10 Years Ago. But Its Parishioners Are Refusing To Budge

The Associated Press | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion

SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — Roman Catholic parishioners holding a 10-year vigil at a closed church south of Boston say they aren't leaving despite a dead...

One Third Of New York Catholic Churches Will Merge Or Close

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The Archdiocese of New York, with the second-largest Catholic population in the country and an unparalleled place in U.S. church histor...

Boston Catholic Holdouts Say Archdiocese Moving In

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion

SCITUATE, Mass. — It's the eighth autumn since Roman Catholic parishioners began occupying St. Frances X. Cabrini church around the clock to pro...

Catholics Find Hope In Merging Communities After Church Closings

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michael O'Malley Religion News Service CLEVELAND (RNS) Holly Nixon used to need only 10 minutes before the 9 a.m. Mass to pick up her elderly, dis...

Vatican: Bishops Can Close Any Parish For Any Reason

Religion News Service | By Michael O'Malley / The Plain Dealer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michael O'Malley / The Plain Dealer Religion News Service CLEVELAND (RNS) A Catholic bishop, acting on what he believes to be good for his entire ...