Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lights went on in Massachusetts

"And the lights all went out [ON] in Massachusetts"
--adapted from Massachusetts by the Bee Gees, 1967
St. Stanislaus Kostka, Adams
from Springfield diocese:
After three-year vigil, St. Stanislaus Church in Adams reopening for services
this parish/church was discussed here

from Boston archdiocese:
"The parishioners said the archdiocese is disingenuous by first condemning the sit-in vigil, then trying to use it to get a tax break."
St. Frances X. Cabrini, Scituate
That's the stories. After more than a thousand days of occupation, Rome forces a recalcitrant bishop to re-open an ethnic church, St. Stanislaus Kostka, Adams of Springfield, which is also an historically important church for the faith, and faithful in America. And in the ancient town of Scituate, which Richard Lennon had closed the parish, and the people have occupied for seven years, we see the duplicity of the archdiocese (and the avarice of the taxman).

The vigilers are despised by the chancery. Lennon made sure there were to be no occupations in Cleveland (and Akron), when he left Boston. He prepared the courts, and security forces to prevent sit-ins.Now, back to his former haunt, his successors have followed his determination not to bend to parishioners. Yet, when the tax collectors, and tax boards want to tax the archdiocese, they maintain that religious and charitable activities continue on the property. The priests and pharisees are hypocrites as they were in Jesus' day.

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