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Plans scuttled for new Philly-area Catholic HS

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Roman Catholic education officials are abandoning a plan for a new high school in suburban Philadelphia.

The archdiocese announced Tuesday that it can't afford to build a new facility for Lansdale Catholic Regional High School.

The existing school has occupied its location in Lansdale since 1960.

Five years ago, officials announced a plan to construct a new building about 10 miles away.

Now, the church says the 68-acre parcel reserved for the project in Hilltown Township will likely be sold.

The archdiocese has recently sold several properties to close a budget deficit.

They include a mansion known as the cardinal's residence and a vacation home for priests at the New Jersey shore.

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