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Manhattan’s Catholic Churches Face Consolidation, Possible Closuresi
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July 17, 2014 2:14 AM
Some Catholic churches in Manhattan could be closed as the Archdiocese of New York implements a strategic plan to consolidate the churches. Shifting populations, limited resources and fewer priests are among the factors driving the consolidation. VOA's Daniela Schrier reports on a midtown church facing possible closure, with parishioners praying for a miracle.

Manhattan’s Catholic Churches Face Consolidation, Possible Closures

Published July 16, 2014

Some Catholic churches in Manhattan could be closed as the Archdiocese of New York implements a strategic plan to consolidate the churches. Shifting populations, limited resources and fewer priests are among the factors driving the consolidation. VOA's Daniela Schrier reports on a midtown church facing possible closure, with parishioners praying for a miracle.


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by: Veronica Jensen from: Richmond, Virginia
July 22, 2014 7:25 PM
It s a shame that the powers that be can't see a treasure when it is right in front of their faces. Isn't this the church where a South African priest gave a plea in his sermon to save the church and the only thanks he got was to get sent back to South Africa? I bet no one is considering closing down the "gay friendly" church.
How many churches have to be closed before the archdiocese ceases to be an archdiocese and gets demoted.