Catholics close 33 parishes in post-Katrina New Orleans

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c. 2008 Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS _ The Archdiocese of New Orleans on Wednesday (April 9) announced a sweeping post-Hurricane Katrina reorganization of parish life that essentially accepted the storm’s permanent destruction of 17 church communities. Archbishop Alfred Hughes announced a wide-ranging package of mergers, closures, downsizings and shared-pastor arrangements that reached far beyond […]

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