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Dissident Boston 'parish' sets up rival congregation

July 18, 2016

The group of dissident Catholics who fought for 14 years to prevent the closing of their parish by the Boston archdiocese have now set up their own community, outside the structure of the Catholic archdiocese.

Friends of St. Frances Cabrini, who had occupied a parish church by that name in Scituate, Massachusetts, until all legal and canonical appeals were exhausted, now call their congregation the "One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church." They have held their services in a Masonic temple. Father Terry McDonough, a former priest of the Boston archdiocese who was suspended from ministry when he married and is now affiliated with "Rent a Priest," leads the services.

 
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  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jul. 19, 2016 11:08 AM ET USA

    The phrase "outside the structure of the Catholic archdiocese" would be more accurate if it said "outside the Catholic church"