DHS Seal - FEMA    
 
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 "
Click here to close this window

Name: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: New Orleans, LA
Specific
property
affected:
5500 Paris Ave
Comments: The architect claims he had inside information about what would happen when Vatican II was finalized, even though the church was built two years prior to the end of Vatican II. If he knew so much WHY did he put an alter rail in the church? Vatican II did away with the alter rail so why did he build one if his intent was to build the church to Vatican II specifications?

This church was not built to adhere to Vatican II, it's a lame attempt by the architect to save his own creation. What if it was, how many other churches have been built since to adhere to Vatican II specifications? This building is not historic, the community and the parishioners want to see it demolished b/c they do not see it as historic and they want the revitalization that Holy Cross will bring.

Yes the majority of the parishioners and surrounding community want this building demolished!