STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — After a 40-year career in finance, Frank Rizzo, with his wife, Angela, swapped the bustle of New York City for an upstate retirement home near a lake.
That was in 2003, but the couple from Queens saw their new community as a bastion of “soft Catholicism” where the consequences of sin were downplayed — a stark contrast to the lessons they learned at Catholic schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
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