I realize that it is impossible to keep inner-city Catholic Churches all open when most Catholics have moved to the suburbs and many no longer practice the faith. They have to be closed.
But what do you do with these buildings, some of which have not only historical worth, but more importantly spiritual worth?
What is the best solution? Tear it down? Convert it to a secular use such as a cultural center, restaurant, bar or apartments?
This is Saint Joseph Church in Indiana. I don't have pictures of what it was like prior to the brewery converting it. But I saw some that showed the long-closed church in total disrepair and desperation.
But this was the church in its heyday: