Massachusetts city creates historic district to prevent parish’s demolition
Catholic World News - January 04, 2010
The City Council in Springfield, Massachusetts, has created Our Lady of Hope Historic District to prevent the demolition or exterior alteration of a recently closed parish. The Italian Renaissance-style church has 65 stained glass windows. An official of the Diocese of Springfield, citing the separation of Church and state, said the diocese is pondering an appeal.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Progress toward our April expenses ($18,070 to go):