Bishop could relocate to the old Knox House
Why all this hoopla over the bishop’s house when there is a perfectly good house, within blocks of his mansion, and very difficult to sell? The old Knox House on Delaware Avenue near West Utica currently has one priest living there. It would be a grade up from the rectory at the Old Cathedral, and should satisfy the bishop’s concern for greeting donors “in his house.” This house, a McKim, Mead & White, is an architectural gem. There is room for visiting priests and receptions. What a wonderful way to follow Pope Francis in his quest to scale down the regal trappings of the church.