Category: Catholic Church

Month in Review: October, 2016

5 January, 2017 (09:00) | Adaptive reuse, Boston, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Catholic Church, Economics, Housing, Land use, Month in review, religion, Scituate, Speculation |

By: David A. Smith Because my September multi-part post on funeral homes (excerpted in the previous Month-in-Review) drifted in to October, what remained of the month was dominated by a lengthy post but interrupted for an intellectual sorbet via a Boojum: Yes, that’ll really help: When Marty Walsh was elected mayor of Boston over 1,000 […]

Catechism of closure: Part 9, A place is only a place

15 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News | 1 comment

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]   By: David A. Smith   Now, in the ninth and ultimate part of this post, one short of the number of commandments, the parishioners have decamped from their occupancy/ vigil, the archdiocese has […]

Catechism of closure: Part 8, Until they find something permanent

14 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News |

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.]                                                                                                              By: David A. Smith   [Once again, sorry for slow posting – the Kuwait work proved intense for a further week. – Ed.]   “And I know dismal”   Economists are fond of quoting Thomas […]

Catechism of closure: Part 7, And then they locked the door

9 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]   Though it’s taken me six parts and several weeks to reach this point, we finally come to the Archdiocese’s recovery of its property that had been illegally occupied (though the occupiers and […]

Catechism of closure: Part 6, A priest but later was married

7 November, 2016 (09:00) | Boston, Catholic Church, Churches, Eviction, Housing, Land use economics, Law, Ownership, Redevelopment, religion, Scituate, US News | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]     As we saw in the last installment of this multi-part post, undertaken before my latest unexpected AHI jaunt, the parishioners of St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church in Scituate had no legal case, […]