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Anguished O'Malley explains fiscal crisis

By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / November 14, 2004

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In a dramatic plea for understanding, Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley yesterday described his effort to close parishes as "personally repulsive to me," but he also urged Catholics to understand that the sweeping reorganization of the Boston Archdiocese is necessary because of the shrinking number of priests and a financial crisis he described as "much worse than most people realize." (Full article: 1363 words)

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