The previous bishop had closed a bunch of churches. He didn’t follow the proper procedure to do so. A bunch of upset parishioners objected, hired a canon lawyer, and took their case to Rome. The parishioners won. The churches mostly reopened, except for a couple in bad neighborhoods where the parishioners there did not want them reopened. Many of the other churches were in good neighborhoods and a couple of them were historic.
One of the churches was in the city and had been renovated into a social justice type mission church by suburban parishioners so it looked very nice and had a good crowd each Sunday. When the bishop closed it, the pastor objected, quit the Church, took his flock with him and they all moved into some warehouse and had their own “Masses”. The priest got excommunicated. I think he later died and last I looked they were all still in the warehouse with some lay guy “saying Mass”…not good.
I think Bishop Lennon could have started the closure process again and followed the right procedure, but he decided to take no further action.