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Church Closings

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts.(credit: Douglas McFadd/Getty Images)

Boston Archdiocese May Reshuffle Parishes

Under the plan, more church closings would be possible, but they would be initiated by the new parish groups, not the archdiocese, as they were during the recent, painful round of closings.

06/03/2011

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Cardinal O’Malley Weighing Sale Of Closed Churches

Cardinal Sean O’Malley is seeking opinions from Catholics who attended seven closed parishes as he decides whether to sell their churches, some of which have been occupied in protest for six years.

02/17/2011

Vatican: churches can be shut for good of diocese

The Vatican’s highest court has ruled church leaders can consider the greater good of a diocese when closing a church, not just the health of an individual parish.

07/15/2010