Yet another article discusses church closings, this time in New York. While it’s great that people are attached to their churches and want them to remain open, it seems like too little, too late.
I’d like more information though; with churches by and large on the empty side, who are the people objecting? Are they the few, the proud and the faithful, who go to Mass regularly and adhere to the teachings of the Magisterium, or are they Catholics in Name Only, outraged because the church they used to go to is on the chopping block?
While my area isn’t as hard-hit with church closings as some others, we do have closings, though lately it seems to be Catholic elementary schools closing. A few years ago, a high school was saved by action of alumni once the need for money was publicized. Some elementary schools weren’t so lucky; they were in poverty-stricken areas, hit hard by foreclosures and don’t have a stable mass of people with disposable income who were outraged at their closing.