Thursday, May 2, 2013

St. Ignatius

On March 26, 2013, the diocese issued a press release with the canonical document allowing the church of St. Ignatius to be put up for sale for profane (that is, secular) use, not sordid use.  The contents would become property of the parish of St. Francis of Assisi or, if St. Francis could not use them properly, be placed in diocesan storage.  However, within a few weeks this decree disappeared from the diocesan website.
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I may stand correction, but I believe St. Ignatius church was part of the property of Brooklyn Prep, but did not get sold to CUNY for Medgar Evers College, 1971-1972, as most of the other Prep buildings were sold.   St. Ignatius church faces Rogers Avenue, and is also bounded by Crown Street and Carroll Street. Surrounded by lawn, it is on the east side of Rogers Avenue.
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Please see this 2014 article from ny.curbed.com on the destruction of the church and elimination of the lawn.  An apartment house is there.

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