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The Value of an Open Church

I'm always disappointed when a church's doors are locked. Something sad about it. Amy Welborn finds Fr. Rutler's church open and writes about the Ministry of Hospitality:

I spent most of my short New York City time downtown, and as I happened upon a Catholic church, would check the doors, hoping for a look inside. Most of the time I was unsuccessful, for the doors were locked.

Yes, I understand security issues, and they are real. But still, isn’t it sad to come across locked Catholic churches?

Well, one one of my forays uptown, I came across an open church, at last – the Church of Our Saviour, more widely known as “Fr. Rutler’s church.” It was interesting to go in and look around – the church is smaller than I had expected, and quite lovely, which was not unexpected.
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