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Catholic Church Closings

Closing and Reopening Sanctuaries

Martin Marty | Posted 02.22.2017 | Religion
Martin Marty

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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...

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 ...