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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: Denise Pilie
City: New Orleans
St. Frances X. Cabrini Church
Comments: I, too, grew up in Cabrini Parish and was a member of the parish when the church was build. Although I was young at the time, I, too, remember the roof being a maintenance nightmare that was the recipient of many Sunday collection basket proceeds. If the church is not torn down, who will be responsible to pay for its maintenance? Surely, the current parish members cannot support such a huge expense -- many of them are gone and the remaining members will need their money to rebuild. Will Holy Cross have to pay to maintain something it doesn't want? Or will I as a US, LA and NO taxpayer have to pay for it? Although I have many fine memories of singing in the choir, being the maid of honor in my sister's wedding and graduating from high school in this church, I would not want to saddle anyone with the expense of maintaining this structure and certainly do not want my tax dollars going to this cause. While its destruction will be sad, the neighborhood must be given a chance to survive -- and favoring an empty, leaky church over a thriving school community will not aid its survival.