On January 29, 2018, the Church of Saint Margaret of Scotland, located at 289 Willow Street in Waterbury, Connecticut, will be relegated to profane but not sordid use in accordance with canon 1222 §2. On January 12, 2018, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree stating that Saint Margaret of Scotland is no longer a sacred place for divine worship. The Church of Saint Margaret of Scotland is one of six church buildings under the newly merged All Saints/Todos Los Santos Parish in Waterbury.
The substance of the decree is to be communicated to parishioners at the aforementioned parish, including the display in appropriate places so that parishioners can read it as they enter or exit the church(s). It will also be available on the website stewardsfortomorrow.org. Canonical recourse may be made within the peremptory time limit of ten (10) days from the legitimate notification of the decree and in accordance with the norm of law (c. 1734 §2).
Reverend Ryan Lerner