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Diocese of Bridgeport

Angry parishoners confront bishop over Bridgeport church closings 10/26/11

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport's just-unveiled plan to close three longtime churches in the city prompted some parishioners to make their displeasure known to Bishop William Lori Sunday.
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Angry-parishioners-confront-bishop-over-2188298.php#ixzz1eXa3j8Vr

The power of people (TO KEEP A PARISH OPEN) 12/14/07
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19110894&BRD
=1343&PAG=461&dept_id=433660&rfi=6

Diocese of Norwich

Priests are scarce, so why force them out? Frank McKenna of St. Augustine Parish in Canterbury was asked to retire. Bishop Michael Cote cited a shortage of priests as the reason for closing five ...7/27/08 <http://www.norwichbulletin.com/opinions/letters/x469167814/Priests-are-scarce-so-why-force-them-out>


Wanted: More than a few good priests for Norwich Diocese Church officials announced some belt-tightening last week; four missions and parishes are closing while 13 other parishes will share pastors starting in 7/24/08...  <http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=4e3c9199-44cd-42e1-b131-616a77380a01>

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