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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: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: Terrytown, LA
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I am a alumni of 2004
Comments: I like to point out a few things about the message from Robert Schoen.

He talked about the Holy Cross 9th ward campus being historic and how the Holy Cross family do not want it be turn down. Not all the building are historic on the 9th ward campus. And most likely, some of the 9th ward campus is, and should, be torn down. They are already destroyed by Katrina, might as well let a few machines finish it off.

Robert Schoen also talked about Holy Cross building a football stadium. Then why is it that the Clarion Herald showed no football stadium in the drawing of the plans in their article. The closest thing I see in the drawing that even resembles a football staduim is a pratice field and a baseball staduim. Go to http://www.catholic.org/clarionherald/issue/20060729/3.pdf to view the drawing of the plans and the article.

Robert also stated "Other churches with the same water damage like St. Dominics on Harrison allowed its congregation to go in and help clean it up.". How many people attended St. Dominics and the other churches compare to Cabrini? I don't know the answer, but if the other churches that had the same water damage also had more people attending mass every week, maybe that is why those are open and Cabrini is not.

Robert also called Carbrini a "great architectural". So that is why the church building has been described as a "money pit" by the archdiocese becuase of the result of long-deferred maintenance, inadequate heating and air-conditioning systems and a roof that has leaked since the church opened?