Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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johnglas
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PVC: points taken in general, but the organisation of the church tends to be undemocratic and discrete – most congregations don’t know what the state of the finances is because in general there is no accountability. Agreed that the financing of these buildings has to fall on the wider community (that was in part my point), but the wider community can finance them only if they are well managed and their administration is transparent.
Cathedrals are seen as slightly bigger parish churches; their historical and architectural merit is only incidental to their function as a parish church. The bishop is the PP and the ‘administrator’ is the bishop’s creature; the bishop has wider concerns in the diocese, so no-one is really ‘responsible’ for the cathedral.
Whatever about all this, the whole thing is a disaster for what looks like an elegant and historic building.

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