Monday, October 25, 2010
If you didn't catch the Project in today's Metro Philadelphia, the internet gives you another chance:
Metro: Decline in places of worship now evident
Not nearly long enough to truly cover the subject, but what do you expect from print media today? Any press is good press, though.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Sorry for the lack of updates recently--we've been caught up in a whirlwind couple of weeks. Part of that has been Project-related, however, and you'll hear more about it very shortly.
In the meantime, take a gander at the above picture. Sanctuary of St. Veronica parish during a 1950s may procession. Good stuff, and remarkably not too different from our 2007 visit.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Good to know they're fans! And even better, we now have confirmation that Holy Cross's building is original. I guess the architect was just feeling very protestant-y.
The review page will be updated to reflect this new information.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Breaking news from today's Philadelphia Inquirer:
A ringing endorsement for Philadelphia church bells
As promised, Councilman Jim Kenney introduced legislation to add churches to the noise-exempt list. A hearing on the matter was unanimously in favor of it, including council majority leader Marian Tasco. A vote is expected next Thursday.
The Project: The Philadelphia City Council may be the most inept legislative body in the free world, but this is one they're potentially going to get right, for all of the reasons I enumerated in my earlier post.
I do, however, just have to call attention to this particular quote.
"I live across the street from the church and the church's practices of ringing their clock bells in the morning are very disruptive to my life and well-being. I find it very concerning that the councilman does not view the well-being of his constituents over the outdated traditions of a religious group," Manayunk resident Bill Leeper wrote in an e-mail to Kenney.
In an interview, Leeper, 26, said while he did not file a complaint with the city, he has been frustrated by the ringing bell since moving to his home in 2006. "I guess I can sell my house," he said, "but I don't feel like it, especially in this market."Boo %@$#$@-ing hoo.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
This update is courtesy a couple of recent developments that give us hope that Assumption, despite circling the drain more times than we can count, may yet be saved. The first comes from Inga Saffron, the Philadelphia Inquirer's architecture maven. The second, PlanPhilly.