I know you do not live in the neighborhood. It appears that you are in a "Katrina" induced dream or a drug induced coma. The church is not historic and Father Maestri did not steal $8 million dollars.
I suggest that you seek an out of town refuge with your architect friend from Tulane. After trying to ruin the this project for Gentilly, he left town. I guess he woke up from his "Katrina" dream.
If by chance you happen to be in town, you are welcome to come to the party. Stucco crumbles when it is hit with a wrecking ball.
This, my friend, is progress.