Vigilers resist Church's conversion plan.
BCI has some rational observations on the squawking squatters HERE.
EVERETT – Catholics who have occupied St. Therese Church for seven years vowed last night to continue their vigil, despite a plan by the Archdiocese of Boston to convert it to a chapel for use by the Brazilian Catholic community.
“We are still in vigil and will maintain our vigil,’’ said Joan Shepard, a vigil leader, standing behind an altar. “We feel this decision is a mistake… .. It’s very disrespectful.’’
“Aren’t we all children of God?’’ asked Gloria Young, one of a dozen parishioners seated in pews. “We’ve been sitting here for seven years, and for what? So that someone else can use it?’’…
Yes, inquiring minds are salivating to know why have you been sitting in an empty building, without Christ's Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, for seven long years.
The church on Broadway is slated to become St. Therese Oratory, part of St. Anthony Parish of Everett. Masses will be offered in Portuguese, to accommodate a growing number of Brazilian immigrants in this city north of Boston seeking to worship in their own language.
Kinda scary. The vigilers are wondering just who the Brazilians think they are - nobody invited them to this whitey parish - and they're plotting resistance.
No room at the Inn.
Here's an excellent summary in the comments section of BCI:
The protesters in Everett wanted the church to stay open, and in this situation, the church will now stay open. St. Therese in Everett has not been relegated to profane use. What further basis exists for them to be occupying this church, and what more is there for them to appeal?