Hundreds of people came out recently for for an interfaith conversation about hate crimes in Western Massachusetts.
“Their patron is now fully made a saint, and they can now be called, officially, Saint Teresa of Calcutta,” Bishop Mitchell Rozanski said this week.
UConn Researcher Brad Wright wanted to know if that church segregation was due — at least in part — to discrimination.
The novel is based in Revere, Massachusetts – the hometown of author Roland Merullo, who now lives in the hills of Hampshire County.
Over 60 western Massachusetts parishes have shut down since 2000, as church attendance declined. Last week, a Vatican court ruled the diocese can de-consecrate and sell two churches in the region.
The comments come as the Springfield diocese weighs whether to rebuild Cathedral High School, which was severely damaged by the 2011 tornado.