The first paragraph says it all

The first paragraph says it all

You don’t have to read more than the first paragraph of this story to see the problem here:

Sandi Esterbrook says she hadn’t been to Mass in years. But that didn’t stop her from joining a vigil to save the church where she was baptized and married and where she celebrated a funeral Mass for her late husband.

That’s precisely the problem and they don’t even see the irony. They don’t attend the church for years, but they can’t stand to see it closed. It’s not that they want to worship there; they want it to remain open as some sort of museum or some kind of connection to their past. It’s not a living, breathing community they want, but a museum piece.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli

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