The pain of parish closings

I used my print column this week on an all-too-familiar topic.

More Catholics here in Delaware County are losing their beloved homes, as their parishes are merged into another. Everyone knew it was coming. It didn't make the news any easier.

I have a different problem. My parish is booming, so much so that they built a brand new church. It is truly glorious, so why do I still miss the old one?

I am hoping to have some of the folks from Notre Dame de Lourdes, who are vowing to fight the move to close their parish, on our 'Live From the Newsroom' show Wednesday night.

If you'd like to take part, shoot me an email at