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Catholic Church / Massachusetts Church Sit-In #1043907

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 18, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Church closings in the Boston Catholic Archdiocese due to low church attendance, a shortage of priests and financial troubles from legal settlements in the sex abuse scandal noted.

(Scituate, Massachusetts: Elaine Quijano) The 8-year-long sit-in at St. Frances church by parishioners who take shifts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week out of fear the Archdiocese will lock them out and sell the property featured; scenes shown of Christine Arnold and her 14-year-old triplets Sean, Scott and Christian on their overnight shift. [Teen ARNOLD – says this is our second home.] [Organizer Maryellen ROGERS††- says closing down vibrant parishes is not the solution.] [Archdiocese of Boston Sister Marian BATHO††- says we recognize that this is difficult.] [Another teen ARNOLD – says this church is our family.]

Pelley, Scott;
Quijano, Elaine

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