On the Proposed Closing of Holy Innocents Church, Manhattan





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Published on May 29, 2014

Christine Niles speaks with a parishioner on the possible closure of Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan, NY, the only parish in the entire NYC archdiocese that offers a daily Traditional Latin Mass. The archdiocese is pouring nearly $200 million into renovating St. Patrick's Cathedral, the seat of the Cardinal-Archbishop--while considering shuttering and selling off two dozen churches, including Holy Innocents--a historic and debt-free church with a flourishing community--to the highest bidder to be knocked down and replaced with high-rises and other buildings.

Afterwards, Christine reads the text of Fr. Justin Wylie's homily remarks about the closing, which expresses concerns that no provision is being made for a new home for this robust and unique community, as fully part of the Catholic Church as any other group and thus deserving of pastoral care.

Read the full text of Fr. Wylie's closing remarks here:


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