Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican turns down appeals on Boston parish closings

Catholic World News - May 17, 2010

The Vatican has rejected a final canonical appeal from a group in the Boston archdiocese that had fought the closing of 10 parishes. The group, the Council of Parishes, has indicated that it may now turn to civil courts in its efforts to prevent the archdiocese from finally shutting down the parishes, which were slated for closing during a major contraction in 2004.

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 September expenses ($33,004 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,996.25
94% 6%
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: samuel.doucette1787 - May. 20, 2010 8:20 AM ET USA

    Perhaps these vigil-antes can finally fold up their cots, turn in their keys, and get on with their lives in real parishes.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Liberal visions of Catholicism: Kickstarter and the world's largest NGO September 1
The Blessed Book of Beasts August 30
Weekend reading August 29
Frustrating the Moral Law August 29
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8