Immaculate Conception and St. Casimir to Close

Straight from the horse's mouth:

Immaculate Conception and St. Casimir close

Two things here:

1. Breath deeply, it's the Northern Liberties one, not the East Germantown one. Both are nice, but if you have to keep one, it's the latter. That one fortunately lives to fight another day, however vainly.

2. Not at all surprising. In the case of Immaculate, it was already a Dead Parish Walking and had marginal turnout for its one mass. I'm surprised it lasted this long.

A loss is a loss, but at least we get to keep the buildings themselves. These days, that alone is a huge victory, however bittersweet.