Shortly after posting this - Disfiguration? - I received a number of emails about life at St. Matthew's. The stories I've heard have been heartbreaking. The neighborhood had been so vibrant and the church is less than 100 years old. According to Joseph Napora, in Houses of Worship, St. Matthew's opened in September 1928. Here's the story.
Here some pics that were sent in, from back in the day.
After reviewing the Housing Court case - index # 501/2007 - with a representative from the Dept. of Inspections last week - it seems as though the summons was sent to the wrong address. It's scheduled for May 4, 2007. I'll be following this and report back.
I know, Bishop Kmiec has been laying low recently with the Diocesan deaccession plan. Any news about the pending fate of St. Anne's and St. Adelbert's? Let me know...
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