Dec 7, 2006

Another venerable Catholic Church sold to become mosque

In the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, in October, the 142-year-old St. Matthew Catholic Church in Indian Orchard was sold for $150,000 to the Turkish-American Islamic Society Inc., which plans "renovations" to turn the church into a mosque, reports the Catholic News Service.

The Diocese of Springfield closed St. Matthew Parish in 1998 and merged it with St. Aloysius Parish to form a new parish named St. Jude.

CNS quotes the pastor as saying, "The parish leadership is very thrilled that it will continue to be a house of worship....We at St. Jude's are going to take this opportunity to talk about the Islamic faith, to talk about Turkish culture and to use it as an example of our multicultural world. I think it's going to be very exciting."

I am not making any of this up, but I wish I was.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Quintero, if you think that's bad, you should read this story I wrote last month for Front Page Magazine:

That story, "Slouching Toward Suicide," describes not only how Catholic properties in Europe and the U.S. are being sold to Muslims, but also how Belgian bishops have allowed illegal Muslim immigrants to live as squatters in their churches to pressure the government to grant them amnesty -- and how Pope Benedict has failed to deal with the problem so far.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Fr. Savanarola said...

It would be better for a church to be turned into a brothel than a mosque.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joseph,

Thanks for the link. That the Church is in decline in the USA and Europe proves that liberals cannot run anything.

For decades, Catholic liberals have been constantly criticizing the Church; weakening Her instead of strengthening Her; and driving people away, not evangelizing.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chrm. CRCOA said...

I do believe the Traditionalist tried to buy this property.

Better a mosque, than God forbid, a Traditional Catholic Church. At least that is what our modernist leaders say!

Kenneth M. Fisher

11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the building is being sold to Muslims, not taken by force like so many throughout the centuries.

6:22 PM  

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