50th parish closes as Cleveland Catholic diocese shrinks

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    CLEVELAND (AP) — Angry Catholics of the Cleveland diocese have watched helplessly as, one by one, 50 Ohio churches have been shuttered in the past year.

    On Wednesday, an old Hungarian parish called St. Emeric's was to be the last, ending a massive downsizing of mostly older, ethnic parishes decreed by the diocese because of falling attendance, a priest shortage and financial problems. The diocese has said many of the churches were operating in the red. Some were closed while others merged.

    Roman Catholic dioceses across the United States have been struggling for years to maintain aging churches amid declining parishioners and financial problems exacerbated by the clergy sex abuse scandal. In Boston, dozens of parishes have been closed or consolidated in recent years.

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    Where are all those "Super Duper Mexican Catholics"?

    Why aren't they supporting the church that is helping them attack the United States and extort money from American taxpayers?

    Why are they sleeping in on Sundays?

    Special rules for Mexicans?

    "Me So Poor!" they complain as they crank out 5 or 6 bandito babies to attack the house that Americans built.
     
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