The Archdiocese of Boston's external review committee says it has completed its job of reconsidering church closure plans. Archbishop Sean O'Malley has accepted the panel's final two recommendations, that the Star of the Sea Church in Quincy become a chapel, and that parishioners occupying Framingham's St. Jeremiah Church be allowed to meet with the archbishop. The panel made no mention of four other parishes holding round-the-clock vigils.
The archbishop put together the eight-person review committee in October of 2004. It was led by Sister Janet Eisner, the president of Emmanuel College, and Peter Meade, executive vice president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Meade joined Bob Oakes this morning to talk about the panel's decisions.
This program aired on July 6, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.