"Our people are married there, our kids get baptized there and that's where we go to pray on that terrible night when a child is very sick. We bury our parents from the church. And that day we're fired from a job, that's where we go to cry and pray for hours. Our churches are soaked in the grace that's touched our lives." --- Jesuit scholar the Rev. Thomas Reese, from a Detroit Free Press story about the upcoming closings and mergers of some Catholic parishes in the Detroit Archdiocese.