Friday, January 8, 2016

It's an empty building, not a Cathedral.

Definition

"ca·the·dral
kəˈTHēdrəl/
noun
noun: cathedral; plural noun: cathedrals
  1. the principal church of a diocese, with which the bishop is officially associated.
    "St. Paul's Cathedral""




The former site of Saint Jean Baptiste Parish in Lowell Massachusetts is now an empty building. Due to demographic changes, there is not a Catholic population to utilize the building. So the Archdiocese of Boston closed the parish and removed the religious items and moved them to other parishes in and outside the diocese. 

There is now a marketing that this empty building is a Cathedral. I have nothing against the business venture utilizing the building as an entertainment venue. But the spin is that it is somehow a Cathedral, which it is not and never was. 

Just saying. 

They had an event there on New Year's Eve, which is a fake holiday. Fake cathedral for fake celebration. 

Makes sense.

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  2. But, you are spot on with the post.  Lowell has had some magnificent churches, and it was one of them.  I had thought if there was a new dioceses in this area, The Immaculate would be the Cathederal, the church of the local ordinary, the Bishop.

    Regards  —  Cliff

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