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December 14, 2017
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
UMass Amherst study addresses Catholic downsizing
(2007-03-02)
(wfcr) - A few years ago, the Roman Catholic diocese of Springfield projected that through retirement and transfers, by the year 2010, it would lose a third of its active priests. A new study from the Center for Economic Development at UMass Amherst suggests closing three churches -- two in Pittsfield and one in Westfield. It also suggests merging a number of parishes. WFCR's Bob Paquette reports. © Copyright 2017, wfcr