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Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 06/20/2012

DeMorning Links: Farewell to St. Al’s

St. Al’s parishioners during last year’s Good Friday stations-of -the-cross walk. (Tracy A. Woodward - The Washington Post)
Sad news on North Capitol Street: St. Aloysius Gonzaga, the social-justice-minded Catholic parish next to Gonzaga College High School, will close after 153 years. Michelle Boorstein reports in the Post: “The announcement that the Jesuits could no longer staff the 300-family parish known as St. Al’s officially came last weekend, but rumors had percolated for months. ... The congregation will merge with Holy Redeemer Parish, another Catholic congregation a few blocks away. St. Al’s, a Jesuit official said, “will continue to live on through the people and the legacy of faith and service that long has been a hallmark of the parish.”

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