Former NY cathedral offers burial plot for $7M
August 23, 2016
In an effort to raise funds for a church restoration, the Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York is offering a six-person burial plot in its crypt in return for a donation of at least $7 million.
The burial plot was originally intended for clergy, according to a local television station.
The Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral served as the seat of the New York diocese, and then archdiocese, from 1815 until 1879.
Posted by: brenda22890 -
Aug. 24, 2016 9:57 AM ET USA
As a New Yorker, I have seen the extensive repairs needed for Old St. Patrick's - and support the restoration efforts. In a time when old churches are abandoned, Cathedrals throughout the West are turned into museums, and new churches are built looking like pole barns, it is worthwhile to save a beautiful and sacred place that was built with the pennies of laborers in an era when Catholic was a dirty word and the worshipers there were routinely discriminated against.
Posted by: unum -
Aug. 24, 2016 1:04 AM ET USA
How much would Jesus ask for a burial plot?
Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 -
Aug. 23, 2016 7:56 PM ET USA
A burial plot is not a holy thing like a relic. You buy burial plots in cemeteries, which are consecrated ground.
Posted by: garedawg -
Aug. 23, 2016 11:31 AM ET USA
Isn't the selling of holy things forbidden by church law?