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Letters to the Editor

Saving St. Thomas More

To the editor,

My husband, Mr. Carlo Olivero, is trying to inform people merged churches are churches which will be eventually closed; this I believe.

I am writing in support of my husband because many agree with him but are afraid to say anything. If you agree with him, you would be disagreeing with the church hierarchy, and very few people place themselves in that position.

However, I, too, would not like to see St. Thomas More closed because the church is more modern and up-to-date than Holy Trinity in Cherry or St. Patrick’s in Arlington. Also, St. Thomas More has the Adoration Chapel which many from the area attend to pray to Our Lord, who is always present in the tabernacle, and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

He does also ask an interesting question of, “How do you make a holy church unholy?” It is also a question I would like answered. There are many priests in the area, and maybe they could give an answer to this perplexing problem.

And I must say, those who come to save the church from closing are a group of extremely helpful people who give of their time and effort every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to make these tortellini. If this church is eventually closed, not only will Carlo be saddened, but also all those who helped with this effort will be too.

I would like to see the Bishop do what he did in Sheffield, at St. Patrick’s, and send a resident priest to service St. Thomas More.

Elizabeth Olivero


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