Time Magazine Records Parishioners' Fight
The battle to keep St. Stan's open received national attention in this week's issue of Time Magazine. The story, "Postcard: Adams," is featured in the magazine's print and online publications for Jan. 8
Reporter Stefanie Friedhoff interviewed several people leading the vigil at the Adams, Mass., church, including Fran Hajdas and Hank Tomkowicz. She also speaks to Council of Parishes leader Peter Borre, who has been advising the church's members on conducting their vigil and appeal of the closure.
Likening the church's closing to a death in the family, Monsignor John Bonzagni, the Springfield Diocese's director of pastoral planning, told Friedhoff that "If the parishioners at St. Stan's need to mourn this way, we will do nothing to interfere."
For the Time photo slideshow, click here.
Posted 12:55, Jan. 9, 2009