Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Holy Trinity - Trying to Hang On
The blog Rorate Caeli does a good job here of illustrating why the closing of Holy Trinity Church in Boston is such a bitter pill to swallow. Holy Trinity is the site of the only Indult Mass in the Diocese of Boston and has had several dates for closure but the dates have been extended without explanation several times. Possibly to allow the social service groups that use the parish to relocate.
While the Indult will be moved to St. James, this site is less than ideal because there is no parking and parishoners will be forced to pay for parking while they attend Mass. Not very pastoral in my opinion. St. James is also the Church that was receiving funds from Holy Trinity collections unbeknownst to the parishoners. Apparently Holy Trinity can support itself while St. James can't so the solution is.... close Holy Trinity and keep St. James open. Can real estate property values play a role here? Nahhhhh.
But I think what is getting ignored is the incredible architectural beauty of Holy Trinity and its symbolic value to Boston and to the world.
Mike from In Illo Tempore has some updates here.