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No reprieve, but new hope

Some encouraged, others bitter at O'Malley reversal

Esther Doherty, 78, of Everett, sat yesterday in 'her pew,' which she has been using since she was married 52 years ago at St. Therese Church. She is one of many parishioners hoping it stays open.
Esther Doherty, 78, of Everett, sat yesterday in "her pew," which she has been using since she was married 52 years ago at St. Therese Church. She is one of many parishioners hoping it stays open. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan) Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan
By Sarah Schweitzer and Megan Tench
Globe Staff / June 18, 2005

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EVERETT -- As word of Archbishop Sean P. O'Malley's decision to reverse the planned closing of five parishes spread across the region yesterday, there was anger and frustration vented in parishes not granted a reprieve, particularly those that have been holding vigils to protest their shuttering. (Full article: 752 words)

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