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St. Mary earns title of minor basilica

July 23, 2013

Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville has announced St. Mary Catholic Church of Marietta has been granted the title of minor basilica....

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NasCarNut

Jul-24-13 11:24 AM

The church is of marvelous beauty, no pains having been spared to make it a place worthy of dedication to the services of God."

I guess not...

"Bricks for the new building were said to have been taken from an old Indian mound.

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clickhere

Jul-24-13 11:03 AM

Ohhhh MaryP....I think you need to step out from underneath your umbrella and get a little sunshine, it's start to cloud your thought process. Plus, I think your arm would get tired.

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MaryPoppins

Jul-23-13 10:13 PM

It always amuses me when someone else feels like they have to answer for someone else. Or is clickhere the same person as Tessie?

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MaryPoppins

Jul-23-13 10:12 PM

Tessie thanks for your smart remarks to a very simple question.

I think Mariettans should be proud of the accomplishments of this Pastor; Church (not the building-the people); and Diocese.

Maybe those in the 19th century were a little Waco or maybe it was the thing to do...???? Historians would know.

I make no judgment on their action; nothing I'd like to see done.

But hey, thanks again.

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Tessie

Jul-23-13 2:22 PM

MaryPoppins, I get clickhere's point. Those who built the early church destroyed another sacred space in order to build theirs. Common practice but surely not something to be proud of, is it?

Yes Cavs, modern Mariettans have tried to preserve some Native American mounds. That doesn't make up for the fact that early Mariettans destroyed a number of Adena and Hopewell sacred mounds. They are not protected in Ohio which is a huge mistake. But people are ignorant and don't seem to get why they should be protected. What if someone decides to desecrate the alter at St. Mary's and destroy the relics? Does that put it in better perspective MaryPoppins?

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MaryPoppins

Jul-23-13 1:23 PM

Just curious; what is the point that clickhere is making?

Not asking him/her to just off the bridge; I do not understand what point they are making??????

Someone disagreed with me asking...that doesn't make sense either.

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GOTOSCHOOL

Jul-23-13 9:52 AM

Man always has taken from man...our DNA...

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Cavsfan

Jul-23-13 9:22 AM

Using the earth from the Indian mounds for bricks was very common in Marietta's early days. That was an interesting fact to add to the story. Marietta has protected a number of the significant mounds within city limits.

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MaryPoppins

Jul-23-13 9:03 AM

whats your point clickhere?

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clickhere

Jul-23-13 7:25 AM

I was in total AWE of this honor bestowed upon St. Mary's Church, until I read where Campbell said the construction on the first church began in 1850 and "Bricks for the new building were said to have been taken from an old Indian mound. REALLY? Well, how much more sacred can it get than an Indian mound! Just say'n.

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