Church Project Theorem: The Year of Hell

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A corollary to the North Philadelphia Swath of Destruction, the Year of Hell refers to 1993, when most of those parishes were closed or consolidated. It’s a dark year, marking the Archdiocese’s final, grim declaration that many churches, and by connection their neighborhoods, were fruitless lost causes. A sad year for church enthusiasts everywhere.

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