Friday, February 18, 2011

Catholic Church Now a Frat House...

I don't like this at all.
Two years after St. Francis de Sales parishioners attended their final Mass, the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity has moved into the former church.

The transformation from sacred site to frat house is a first for a parish church closed by the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese.

"It will be great to have a house for real instead of meeting in apartments," said Eric Otto, a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute senior and the house manager.

The fraternity's 19-member Gamma Tetarton chapter bought the church and rectory for $250,000 and took title to the property on Feb. 4.
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Tip o' the hat to New Advent.


KG Jesterton said...

I saw the title in the RSS feed and clicked on it ready to read something shocking. And I was shocked. That's my fraternity!

I always thought old churches would make a fabulous fraternity houses.

Kristen B said...

If the fraternity is going to be using the space respectfully, and will allow the community at large to use the space, I don't see how it is a problem.
Not all fraternities are party groups.
I guess it will take time to see how this works out.

OTOH- many churches have been turned into restaurants, brewries, clubs, and homes.

Dalton said...

From the article I do not understand what they plan to do with the actual church. It says they plan on living in the rectory. Also, $250,000? That is ridiculously cheap.