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Saturday, June 30, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2108, June 30th, 2012
This is the house of worship the Diocese destroyed.
St. John the Baptist Slovak Catholic Church. That's it there, in that pile of sludge.
4 YEARS AGO TODAY
Four years ago today, the doors of St. John the Baptist Slovak Church on William Street in Pittston closed its doors by order of the Scranton Diocese. The ethnic parish was shut down after more than 100 years of service. A few years later, the church was demolished. It is now a parking lot. For many who aren't aware of its history, the vacant lot is just a place to park cars. There is no sign, no recognition of what it once was. The blood and sweat of Slovak immigrants built the church. But that mattered little to a heartless diocese that just wanted this little church out of the way. The schooling of children, the very sacraments administered in this church now are forgotten. Just like the people who built the church on the faith that it would be there for worship in years to come. So much for faith.
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Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".