|Photo credits: Rusty Costanza, Times-Picayune|
Many succeeded, but their churches were closed anyway. Not only did this anger them; they refused to leave! Holding 24/7 vigils, they refused to allow church doors to be locked. Then, the police were sent in to remove them! Needless, to say, eviction was not a good public relations move - nor was it very charitable.
|Photo: Rusty Costanza, T-P|
After Hurricane Katrina, everybody needed to pray even more.
Four members filed a law suit in Civil court.
To make a very long story short, Our Lady of Good Counsel, one of the most hotly contested churches, is to be reopened by the new Archbishop.