Monday, February 02, 2009
POLISH NATIONAL CHURCH MAY BUY TWO CLOSED CATHOLIC CHURCHES
More than a century ago, Catholic communities of Polish-Americans around the country, including Buffalo, broke with the Roman Catholic Church in disputes over property and lay governance.
Now, two recently closed Roman Catholic churches are being considered for use as worship sites by the Polish National Catholic Church, a denomination established in 1897 as a result of the split.
Some of the vacant churches’ former parishioners — many of whom objected to the closings — are expected to be among those in the pews again.
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