(RNS) The Catholic archdiocese’s plan to close dozens of churches raises an issue faced by thousands of shuttered churches across the Northeast and Midwest: what to do with buildings that are often architecturally important and always sentimentally important, especially since a church’s shape, age and location make the building hard to reuse.
Articles tagged “church closures”
CLEVELAND (RNS) When Bishop Richard Lennon began closing 50 Catholic churches three years ago, the bulk of the faithful quietly moved on. But Patricia Schulte-Singleton was not intimidated by a Roman collar, a bishop's edict or the raised eyebrows of the obedient. By Michael O'Malley.
CLEVELAND (RNS) Bishop Richard Lennon on Tuesday announced that he will reopen 12 churches whose closings were reversed by the Vatican last month. By Michael O'Malley.