Home About Archives RSS Feed

Vigils End in New Orleans

Staff Reports

Two churches in the Big Easy were back in the hands of the local archdiocese after a 10-week vigil ended with police ordering parishioners out.

The news was disconcerting to the protesters at St. Stanislaus' Church who had pointed to the New Orleans vigils as examples. They and the two Southern parishes were being advised by Peter Borre of the Council of Parishes, a grassroots group formed to fight church closings in the Boston area.

For more on the story, click here.

Tags: New Orleans      
News Headlines
Main Street Hospitality Adds Business Development Director
MountainOne Bank Appoints Senior Operations Officer
Berkshire Food Festival Offers Up Tasty Fare on Sunday
Miss Hall’s Students Named Pickett Scholars
Laura Bush Tours Latest Restorations at The Mount
Pittsfield Woman Named 'Unsung Heroine'
BCC’s Swimming Pool to Open Daily Starting June 25
Cultural Pittsfield This Week: June 24-30
Drury Announces Fourth Quarter Honor Roll
Celtics, Pete's Earn Giorgi League Wins
 
Appeals Process
Parishes have some options to protest their closings.

Appeal to the bishop within 10 days of a decree of suppres-
sion or merger. He's got 30 days to get back to you - or not. 

 

 

 

If the answer is still no, the parish then has 10 days to appeal to the Congregation of Clergy in Rome. They could take years to respond and usually back the bishop.

All is not lost. The next step is to appeal to the Apostolic Signatory, the Vatican's "supreme court." It is headed by St. Louis' former Archbishop Raymond Burke, who leans conservative.
If the first appeal for a hearing fails, the last step is a plea to the full bench of the signatory. The process can cost thousands.
Stories

Bishop Hopes Closings Reinvigorate Parishes

Bosley Wants More Dialogue on Church Closings

Parishioners Seek Solution to Save St. Stan's

Parishioners Set Vigil to Save St. Stan's

St. Stan's Closes With
Tears and Defiance


St. Stan's Hopes for Strength in Numbers

St. Stan's Pins Prayers on Mediation Request

 

 

 

 



Categories:
Boston (3)
coverage (4)
diocese (9)
event (5)
parish (5)
related stories (2)
Rome (6)
update (12)
Archives:
Tags:
Borre New Orleans Vigil Appeal Decree Deicision Decision Congregation Of Clergy Apostolic Signatura Ruling Hajdas Time Council Of Churches Closing Decision Christmas Appeals Divine Mercy Opening Marians Thanksgiving Anniversary Reopening Tomkowitz Republican Trabold
Popular Entries:
St. Stan's Announces Church Is Saved
Diocese Releases Statement on St. Stan's Ruling
Diocese, Vigilers Appeal Ruling on St. Stan's
St. Stanislaus Church To Reopen
St. Stan Vigilers Hope Prayers Answered
St. Stanislaus Reopens For Palm Sunday Mass
First Western Hemisphere Divine Mercy Images Still at St. Stan's
Diocese Says Vatican Upholds Closure of St. Stan's
Boston Setback Doesn't Shake Vigilers' Faith
St. Stan's Vigil to Mark Two Years
Recent Entries:
St. Stanislaus Reopens For Palm Sunday Mass
St. Stanislaus Church To Reopen
Diocese Says Vatican Upholds Closure of St. Stan's
Diocese, Vigilers Appeal Ruling on St. Stan's
Diocese Releases Statement on St. Stan's Ruling
First Western Hemisphere Divine Mercy Images Still at St. Stan's
St. Stan Vigilers Hope Prayers Answered
St. Stan's Announces Church Is Saved
Pontiff Rejects Boston Parish Appeals
St. Stan's Vigil to Mark Two Years