74 Catholic parishes in New York to close due to low attendance, shortage of priests, and financial trouble.

74 Catholic parishes in New York to close due to low attendance, shortage of priests, and financial trouble. August 4, 2015

After that last post, how about some good news?

Teary-eyed and angry Catholic parishioners across New York attended final mass services on Friday in some of dozens of churches closing or stopping regular worship services.

The closures follow an announcement by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York in November that it would consolidate 368 parishes into 294, reflecting a national trend of parish closures in the United States caused by low attendance, a shortage of priests and financial troubles.

I’m sorry, Catholic leaders…before I interrupted you were saying something about how despite virtually every reliable study/poll confirming that religion, especially Catholicism, is on the decline that Catholicism is stronger than ever.  Please…

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