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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana with linked PDF attachments "
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Name: Sr. Celeste Cotter, CSj
City: Houma, LA
Specific
property
affected:
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana
Comments: I was a parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini before moving to Houma and dearly loved both the church and my neighborhood on Chamberlain Dr. It breaks my heart to see the desolation in the neighborhood now. Having a school like Holy Cross would be an immense help to redevelop that neighborhood. To preserve the church as an historic building would probably condemn it to museum status anyways, because the population would not be there to support it. Our church is not about empty buildings but living communities, and the best way to bring life and vitality to the neighborhood and the church parish is to support its redevelopment through allowing Holy Cross to proceed with its plans to demolish the present Cabrini church.