6 Boston Archdiocese Churches Now Up For Sale

BOSTON (AP) — Parishioners at several Boston area churches are vowing to continue efforts to fight Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s decision to sell the buildings.

O’Malley’s decree last week to strip six churches of their holy status takes effect Monday.

The move means the churches are now considered secular buildings that can be put on the market and sold.

But parishioners at several churches where vigils have been held since the parishes were closed nearly seven years ago say they plan to fight on and appeal O’Malley’s decision to the Vatican.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

That process could take several years.

Carl stopped by St. James in Wellesley:

Church officials say there are no plans to forcibly remove parishioners in vigil.

The churches deconsecrated are in Wellesley, Lowell, Quincy, Revere, Scituate and East Boston.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Cinque

    Why don’t these people simply call it a day and face reality. If they are so in love with their religion, then it shouldn’t matter what building they worship in on Sunday. Do they actually think that the hierarchy of the Catholic Church really gives a thought to the wishes of their parishoners? They have been praying for 5 years now so they should get it by now that God isn’t listening.

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  • Ellen

    I can see why these parishioners are upset and sad at the closing of their churches, but it’s time to move on and let go of the past. I know it’s hard but believe in God that He will show you a new path in life. It’s called faith and something we all need right now.

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    I don’t believe in God, but if you do believe in God then it shouldn’t matter where you pray.

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