Jon Bilous/Tom Wehner/CNA(Clockwise from Left) Exterior shot of St. Mary’s Parish in New Haven, Conn. Statue of Saint Dominic. Statue of Blessed Michael McGivney. Hartford Archbishop Leonard Blair. Dominican saints depicted inside the church.
The Archdiocese of Hartford says it needs control of St. Mary’s Church and priory to serve as the hub of New Haven’s new ‘municipal model.’ Local Catholics and parishioners say something doesn’t add up.