Friday, February 25, 2005

Archdiocese Decides Which South St. Louis Parishes Will Close

The official list will come out on Friday, but Newschannel 5 has obtained the list of Catholic churches and schools that will be closed by the Archdiocese.

Debate over which parishes to close has gone on for months. Church leaders say the closings are necessary, due to a declining Catholic population in the area.
The list (per KTVI) of churches was listed last night here.

The closing list includes:
Holy Family Church and School
Immaculate Conception/St. Henry Church
St. Bonaface Church
St. John Nepomuk Church
Saints Mary and Joseph Church
St. Mary Of Victories Church
St. Hedwig Church
Resurrection of Our Lord Church and School
St. Mary Magdalen School (Church stays open)
St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church
St. Anthony School (Church stays open)

Sources tell Newschannel 5 the closing list would have been much longer, had the Archbishop not listened to the concerns of parishoners in the area.
Even though this should put to rest the scandalous allegations that Archbishop Burke does not listen, it probably won't for people, generally, only hear what they want to hear.


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