Catholic Church in the cell tower business

The Catholic Church is executing a business plan to generate tax-free revenue by installing cell towers on their properties, regardless of whether they are located in residentially-zoned neighborhoods or operating schools on the same property.

The Diocese of Oakland and the Roman Catholic Welfare Corporation of San Jose are both executing a business plan to monetize their properties.

Other churches are also engaged in this commercial activity:

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Churches sell steeple space as hiding spots for cellular antennas

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Wyckoff church neighbors give cell tower plan poor reception

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