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a local church community

the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor

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Dakay said parishes in the archdiocese are also mandated to have second collections for victims of supertyphoon Yolanda.
Catholic population growth and the closing or consolidation of many parishes, especially smaller ones.
When parishes are merged, their assets and debts must follow their members.
Contrary to the assertions of some historians that relief shifted from the old to the young over the century, the number of elderly relief recipients increased in the parishes of Terling and Puddleton.
However, a new elitism has crept into the Church--and in some parishes it's being exercised with a vengeance, for it's often wielded against our faithful clergy.
James Parishes have been valued clients of PLATO Learning for many years," said Mike Morache, PLATO Learning President and CEO.
In a letter read at the parishes over the weekend, Bishop Robert J.
Today, as the economic fallout of the sexual abuse crisis continues, some bankrupt dioceses now claim that they don't really own local parishes so that parish assets can be exempt from any diocesan bankruptcy settlement.
The mother parishes would have to take on the fundraising and the diocese would help.
The synod of the diocese of British Columbia will decide this month whether to accept recommendations made by a diocesan task force to close five parishes, amalgamate 10 others into four new congregations, create seven new congregations on-Vancouver Island, and to reorder the diocese into six new regions with more autonomy.
While it said it supports the principles and procedures behind the Boston archdiocesan plan to reduce the number of parishes, the Vatican has questioned the disposition of assets of seven of the 15 closed parishes that filed appeals to the Congregation for Clergy.
The group, he writes, is determined to advance a homosexual agenda that has already become deeply rooted in many dioceses, parishes, religious education programs, schools, seminaries, colleges, and Church-related social or pastoral outreach programs.
Like all seminarians, the future bishops as a rule attended the seminaries closest to their fathers' parishes.
Non-profit organizations in the following markets and parishes may apply: Shreveport (Bossier, Caddo and DeSoto parishes), Monroe (Claiborne, East Carroll, West Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita and Webster parishes), Alexandria (Avoyelles and Rapides parishes), Lake Charles (Allen, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis and Cameron parishes), Lafayette (Iberia, Lafayette, St.
And I question if closing small parishes is really the best solution to challenges like the clergy shortage or financial constraints.