Eugene Michael at Rochester Catholic suspects that DOR is getting ready to close more city parishes, while local evangelical churches seem to be bursting at the seams.
Lately, it almost appears as if there is a sense of urgency by diocesan officials to close as many schools and churches as possible before Bishop Clark retires. This is unfortunate , as it will certainly hamper the next bishop’s ability to restore the faith here in Rochester. A dramatic and rapid restoration of the faith under a new bishop would certainly reflect badly on the current administration. Sometimes I wonder if all these clusterings and closings aren’t meant to guarantee that this renewal won’t happen until the current administration is long gone.
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