Why should Mass be said for the last time there? Because the Archdiocese of Detroit has sold Our Lady Help of Christians Church to Moslems for a cultural center and mosque.
You heard right. Click on this post's title for the Detroit News story. By the way, the article quotes a parishioner, 68, as saying, "It's going to hurt. There are a lot of memories there. But you've got to go with the times."
"The times," indeed. The late Father John Hardon, S.J., used to say that the Church died out in North Africa centuries ago and the same could happen here if we don't reform.
At this link you will find a recent photo of Cardinal Maida with Moslem leaders:
The Archdiocese's sale of Our Lady Help of Christians Church to Moslems is especially unfortunate when you recall that before and during Polish King Jan Sobieski's epochal victory over 300,000 invading Turks at Vienna on September 11 (!), 1683, Catholics all over Europe were praying the Rosary for victory and the citizens of Vienna were in their city's Capuchin church making special devotions to...Our Lady, Help of Christians.
Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us who have recourse to Thee!