Sacred Heart Church
I have just read the article about the possible purchase of the Sacred Heart property by a private citizen for the purpose of donating it to the town for a senior center (see March 23 issue), and I also read some of the comments for and against. I am getting a strong feeling of déjà vu. "Bandstand anyone"? The transferring of ownership of the chapel to Thomas More College, by the town, was contingent on the town buying the property. That didn't happen. The Archdiocese has apparently chosen not to offer the building to the college. That is their right. It's also the right of the buyer to do what he or she wants with the building within the framework of allowable use.
I understand the frustration of the people who are trying to raise funds to move the chapel to the college campus in order to preserve it, but perhaps they should make their concerns known to the Archdiocese of Boston.
Although it is certainly prudent to sometimes check the gift horse's teeth, we should not place the giver in the position of having to withdraw the offer over things that do not rightly concern us as much as we care about them.