One of the closed Boston parishes, St. Jeremiah in Framingham, has filed its appeal to the Vatican. Unaccountably, they think they have a stronger case than any of the other appeals.
Committee members sent the appeal to Rome on Thursday, said Lemmerhirt. It includes information noting the “supreme conflict of interest” in the mechanism that gives local pastors responsibility for what happens to its church’s belongings once the church is closed. Committee members say the church belongs to parishioners.
I’m not sure why they think their 65-plus page appeal is so rock-solid, but if it depends on telling the Vatican that canon law doesn’t mean what the Vatican just said canon law means, then I don’t have much hope for it.