Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Stop Simony! Restore Barat Chapel
The Vincentians at DePaul, in response to a minor dispute with the City of Lake Forest Illinois over a parking garage, decided that the 100 year tradition of Catholic Eduction in the pastoral wonderland setting of Lake Forest was not a worthy goal for their institution. Thus DePaul, dropped all support for the mission of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, and sold the sacred structures of Barat Convent and College to a Presbyterian real-estate developer.
In this DePaul has shown a total disdain for education and the stewardship of Church resources, opting to take the quick buck rather than fufill their promise of providing a Catholic Education to the people of Chicago and Lake County.
A meeting tonight of the Lake Forest City Council, is one of the last opportunities for the public to chime in for the historical and ecclesiological preservation of the Chapel of the Convent of the Sacred Heart. The developer, has stated that he cannot make enough money without the desecration and demolition of the Chapel. I ask you, is Simony a good enough reason to destroy the Sacred Architecture of Chicago?