Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Syracuse: former parish to become mosque, crosses to be cut off

Catholic World News - April 04, 2014

The Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board has approved a request to cut the crosses off a former Catholic parish and turn the historic neo-Gothic structure into a mosque, according to an Associated Press report.

The board’s chairman said that federal law prohibits the board from interfering with religious freedom.

The Diocese of Syracuse, located in upstate New York, closed the parish in 2010, and three years later the property was sold to the Northside Learning Center, a nonprofit organization that tutors immigrants.

The center plans to turn the structure into a mosque and sought approval from the board to remove the former church’s crosses. According to the local parish’s website, the mosque will be named the Mosque of Jesus the Son of Mary.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our June expenses ($11,894 to go):
$35,000.00 $23,106.23
34% 66%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: normnuke - Apr. 05, 2014 1:00 PM ET USA

    How is this 'preserving landmarks'?

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The political outlook after Obergefell 14 hours ago
Good news/bad news on the Vatican PR overhaul 18 hours ago
So now is it 'hate speech' to deplore the Obergefell decision? 18 hours ago
Acedia and the Unbearable Lightness of Being June 29
Is Western Politics Dead? June 26

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15
Cardinal Kasper: Pope never approved my proposal CWN - June 4