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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana with linked PDF attachments "
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Name: Jonelle Foltz
City: Gonzales, LA
Specific
property
affected:
St. Frances Cabrini Church
Comments: Dear FEMA:
I question the use of this method of gathering information. You have provided a means for nothing more than a BLOG, which, unfortunately in many cases, has drawn some very poisonous comments and arrows thrown in both directions. I would appreciate an email to tell me how these comments are to be analyzed in your determination about the historic value of the church building. Please reply at your earliest convenience to the address provided.

My husband Michael and I, my adult children (3) and adolescents (2) submit that the church building that was St. Frances Cabrini Church (it has been deconsecrated by our archbishop) should NOT be considered an historic landmark.

Dear 'Friends of SFC':
This is a name that you have selected and, due to the nature of many of your posts on this government web site intended only for comments about the determination of the historic nature of the church building that was once St. Frances Cabrini Church. You have, very unfortunately, given the Holy Cross community and FEMA a view of the hateful side of what I question to call a part of our church family. I question how many of the posts from those of you who chose to have your names withheld on this comment-gathering site are from pre-Katrina parishioners.

To the Holy Cross community:
Many of us (those that voted at our Town Hall meeting and many long-time, active pre-Katrina parishioners who were not able to attend)
welcome your move to our former SFC site. My husband attended St. Frances Cabrini School and watched the church getting built. Our family of five children have been reared at St. Frances Cabrini Church and School, so we also are emotional about what is reasonably necessary. Please do not take the negative posts to heart and react to them toward ALL of us on this site. We personally welcome Holy Cross and have many family members who have attended HC and are active in your alumni organization. It is a fine Catholic school and will be (God-willing) a positive influence on revitalization of not only Holy Cross School but also the Paris Avenue corridor to help families to decide on moving home and for more businesses to follow your lead. God bless you for voting to come here. Let's hope our mutual agony ends soon after Feb. 26.