Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
Home › Forums › Ireland › reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches › Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
Did anyone tell the authorities in Albany just how important this building is, and that Didron mentions it and tell exactly where the altar was made and who made it. Is it intented to do to the Immaculate Conception what was done to St. Joseph’s in Albany – an even more important church.
Our Rector and our historian love the cathedral, but the Interior committee seem (I can’t swear to it) weighted in favor of Diocesan “faith and worship” members. The consultant is Father Richard Vosko, who happens to a a priest of the diocese and, I’m told “the Bishop’s man.” Moving the altar to the crossing seems a given; even the Rector seems to favor that. Some parishioners will grumble and some may leave, but as I say, the only protection would likely be lack of money, since much else needs to be done (electrical, flooring, etc.) besides any “reordering.” On the positive side, we are also looking to build an organ. How all this works out remains to be seen. Apparently the interior committee makes a recommendation and the bishop decides.