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I have a couple of comments:
1) The photos chosen do not do justice to the attendance, which has increased dramatically since 2008 (and this is even mentioned in the main body of the article).
2) The Parish was not "advised" to consolidate. That was the "preliminary recommendation" by the Archdiocesan Advisory Group, which put a lot of pressure on all the members of all the clusters who took the preliminary recommendations as a "done deal."
3) Why would Mr. Zwilling want Fr. Wylie to bring up the issues privately with the Archdiocese when it has been clear from day 1 that the Archdiocese intentionally ignores the Latin Masses in NYC, except the one at St. Agnes on East 43rd Street and that's because the Pastors assigned there are, basically, only doing what the Archdiocese expects and wants (Latin Mass only on Sundays and on no other occasion whatsoever!).
4) Why would the Traditional Mass Community wait until the final decision, when other parishes and groups were told where to go and what to do? I think that this is simply the Archdiocese trying to limit the amount of time the parishioners at Holy Innocents would have to demand what they deserve from the Archdiocese as full members of the Catholic Church and parishioners of the Archdiocese of NY.