Bishop Ronald Hicks and the diocese have denied reports that a newly finalized restructuring plan is related to recent clergy sex abuse settlements.
The announcement comes amid ongoing financial challenges related to clergy sex abuse, though the archdiocese says its bankruptcy is unrelated to the closures.
The move, expected to become official on Saturday evening, coincides with the archdiocese's rush to sell property to cover clergy sex abuse settlements.
The historic Black Catholic parish has been slated for closure since May, though the bishop—who has faced mounting controversy—has yet to issue an official decree.
It is the second racially diverse Catholic school in the diocese to recently announce closure, both citing repair costs that have since come into question.
One of Brooklyn's most historic Black Catholic parishes is marking its anniversary, including latter decades of lively liturgy and lay leadership.
A parishioner of a recently closed parish in Missouri explains her perspective on diocesan reorganization in the post-White Flight era.
How do you save one of the last bastions of Black Catholic education in the Motor City? By supporting it with time, money, and a realistic theology of evangelization, says Fr John McKenzie.
Closed in 2020, the school may have been set ablaze by a lightning strike, according to local officials.
'The diocese has been disingenuous': Holy Rosary & St. John Catholic Church facing closure in Columbus
Members of the 125-year-old parish say they were fooled by recent statements from the bishop, which the diocese says were misinterpreted.
It will be the second Black Catholic school in the Archdiocese of New Orleans to be shuttered in the past year-plus.
The nation's second-Blackest diocese has announced its latest round of school closures, a week after protesting impending charter school expansion in the Big Apple.
The first Black Catholic parish north of the Mason-Dixon line has been sold by the Archdiocese of New York.
The City of Brotherly Love could soon lose one of its most historic churches—but parishioners and allies are pushing back.
A historic Creole property serving as a dual museum of Black Catholic histories has reopened after a three-week closure and new nonprofit partnership.