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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
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: Gordon Camuel, Holy Cross, Class of '62
City: Plano, TX
Cabrini Church & Holy Cross High School
Comments: While no longer living in New Orleans, I cannot help but be saddened by the decision to move Holy Cross from its present site. As an outsider, I can not completely come to grips with the strong attachment to Cabrini church, but I can understand the strong attachment to Holy Cross and its desire to move forward and relocate. From the information I have gleaned from reading the posted messages, the Catholic Church hierarchy has no plans to rebuild Cabrini and the church building will eventually be torn down. If this is the case, it seems a simple decision to allow Holy Cross to go forward with its plans to relocate to the Cabrini site. Holy Cross will not be able to rebuild in the 9th ward and if the Cabrini site plan fails, does New Orleans face the worse possibility that Holy Cross may close its doors. Then everyone will be worse off.
In closing, please allow the existing church to be torn down and Holy Cross's rebuilding plans to go forward.