Secretary of State William F. Galvin said several of the area’s Catholic cemeteries show signs of neglect, including Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Marlborough (above), where the grass is overgrown in some parts. Galvin delivered a 33-page complaint yesterday to the Catholic Cemetery Association Inc., accusing it of failing to ensure the perpetual care of its 22 Catholic graveyards.

Catholic Church faulted on cemeteries

State cites lack of separate fund

By Frank Phillips
Globe Staff / August 4, 2005

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Secretary of State William F. Galvin has accused the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston of violating state law by failing to maintain a separate fund for upkeep of its cemeteries and diverting money from cemetery care to other church purposes. (Full article: 878 words)

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