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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: Robert Barback III '09
City: Chalmette LA
Comments: I believe that the Church is important as well as Holy Cross. We all share the common hardship, getting back home. Holy Cross is like a second home to all the students that go there and plan to go there. After Katrina, our school took water and roof damage just like everyone in the surrounding area. The Church is no exception, it had water damage and has leaky roof. The Church always had structure and roof problems. The parish has spent more money on the church than what it is actually worth. Just spending more money on that building is just eye-boggling.

The community hasn't come back yet so there is no need for a church this instance. The Church isn't a National Historic Register. According to requirments to be on the National Historic Register, the building has to be over fifty years old. The Church has only been open for forty-three. The Church's relics has been removed, so the Church is no longer a "Church". It is like a building with no purpose anymore.it had water damage and has leaky roof. The cost of the building to be repaired is more than it is worth. It would still have bad structure problems. Just spending more money on that building is just out-of-this-world.

If Holy Cross were to move to where St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church the community would be strong and bette than before Katrina.

We all have to sacrifice something in our lives, this Church will be one. We all have lost memories and things close to us, but think of all of us want to come back to New Orleans and can't because of what we are doing!

Please do what is right for New Orleans, Holy Cross, and our future.