In response to requests for help from our friends at the St. Adalbert Preservation Society, the Coalition to Save the Shrine recently engaged an investigative reporter to look into the announced sale of the entire campus of St. Adalbert’s in Pilsen, including the church, to the Chicago Academy of Music.To learn more, please visit www.savestadalbertchurch.org, or sign the petition here.
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I'm all for saving the shrine but in a previous article it stated they were in need of $5,000,000 just to save the bell towers. If the funds can be raised and maybe a religious order could take it over, I think it would be fantastic. Really, it's going to take some large donors to pledge that kind of cash and I hope people can step up. However, there's a whole lot of Chicago churches going through the same thing right now. Just because one may disagree with Cdl. Cupich on say sacramental theology does not mean every move is somehow contaminated with evil intentions. The church is a masterpiece so if the people of Pilsen cannot support it I hope the building itself can be maintained. If area demographics change maybe the archdiocese could work out something in the deal that would allow for some level of access to parishioners for religious use.