Catholic Church to Close 65 Parishes in Boston The Catholic archdiocese in Boston plans to close 65 parishes by the end of the year in an effort to save money. The financial crisis was brought on, in part, by the clergy abuse scandal, but it's also due to a priest shortage and shifting demographics. Monica Brady-Myerov of member station WBUR reports.
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Catholic Church to Close 65 Parishes in Boston

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Catholic Church to Close 65 Parishes in Boston

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The Catholic archdiocese in Boston plans to close 65 parishes by the end of the year in an effort to save money. The financial crisis was brought on, in part, by the clergy abuse scandal, but it's also due to a priest shortage and shifting demographics. Monica Brady-Myerov of member station WBUR reports.