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Parish to Close After Pastor Removed

Public sacraments will cease at historic Baltimore church.

November 6, 2023  0

The Baltimore archdiocese announced Saturday that Masses and sacraments at St. Benedict Church will be discontinued on Nov. 15. This comes after Benedictine Fr. Paschal Morlino — who was the church's pastor for years — settled with a man who accused him of abuse. In this episode of The Download, hosts Bradley Eli, Alex Karzon and Christine Niles discuss church closures and abuse scandals — as well as how Catholics can respond to these difficulties. They also talk about the Eucharist and church architecture.

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