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Real presence: What Catholics with developmental disabilities bring to the table

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Catholic churches strive to welcome those with developmental disabilities through special ministries and a change in attitude.

Better Know A Parish: All Saints Catholic Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Parish Name: All Saints Catholic Church

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded: 1994

Diocese: Milwaukee

Pastor: Father Carl Diederichs

Number of Parishioners: 600 families

Parish websiteallsaintsmilwaukee.org


Say bon voyage to destination weddings

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Save the beach for the honeymoon. Instead, get married at your local parish.

Sounding Boards are one person's take on a many-sided subject and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.

I don’t understand why they just can’t get married here!” lamented the grandmother who was being force-marched 2,800 miles to Mexico for her grandson’s wedding. “We spent $2,000 on the trip, if you can believe that,” said a friend who returned with her husband from a family wedding in Hawaii.


Finding leadership roles for women in the church

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Who says that all the top positions in the church need to go to priests and bishops?

What happens when a closed parish reopens its doors?

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A determined group of Catholics scored a major victory when the closing of their parishes was overturned. But getting their churches reopened was only half the battle.

Better Know A Parish: Saint Catherine Laboure Church, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Parish Name: Saint Catherine Laboure Church

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Founded: 1948

Diocese: Harrisburg

Pastor: Rev. Neil Sullivan

Number of Parishioners: 6,636

Parish websitewww.sclhbg.org


What's the difference between closing a parish and closing a church?

By J.D. Long-García and Kira Dault| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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Different rules govern a bishop’s right to eliminate parishes and churches in a diocese—and determine parishioners’ chances of a successful appeal.

When we talk about churches and parishes on a day-to-day basis, we often use the terms interchangeably. But there is a big difference—especially when it comes to a bishop’s decision to close one under canon law.


Bridging the generational divide on parish staffs

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Striking a balance between the wisdom of age and the enthusiasm of youth can make for a vibrant church.

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Help wanted: Parishes offer assistance to the unemployed

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Stuck in the job hunt with seemingly few prospects? Maybe your parish can offer some advice.

Tips for networking in your parish

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Finding a job can be hard work. Try these five steps for using your church in your employment search.

Many experts agree that the most important aspect of finding a job is being able to network. And for Catholics, what better place to connect with individuals in a wide variety of careers than at their parish?

Here are five ways to make the most of your potential parish connections during the job hunt:


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