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consecrated ground and all that

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 07, 2006

A lawn sale can often raise some quick cash when needed. Not all unused items look equally good on display in the front yard, though. From the Globe:

The remains of dozens of bodies found in an abandoned, century-old Roman Catholic cemetery in Roxbury are being disinterred by the Archdiocese of Boston and moved to a Waltham cemetery, a church official said last night.

The skeletons -- the official did not have a precise number -- were found on 18,000 square feet of property that had been paved over for a parking lot after the former St. Joseph Church was demolished several years ago, said Terrence C. Donilon, an archdiocese spokesman.

"Certainly, we're taking great care to handle the remains with dignity," Donilon said.

The archdiocese discovered records about the remains during the past year as it completed the sale of a larger parcel that included the former graveyard.

The archdiocese sold 68,000 square feet of land in June for $3 million to the City on a Hill Foundation, which plans to open a charter school.

It's nice to know it's being done with dignity.

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