How disabilities can promote a true culture of life
By getting to know people with disabilities, we can learn to value all as part of the human family.
In a June 11 audio message to the Italian Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Pope Francis encouraged the association to “spread a culture of encounter, solidarity and hospitality towards persons with disabilities, not just asking for the proper social services but also encouraging their active participation in society.”
Real presence: What Catholics with developmental disabilities bring to the table
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
Parish Name: All Saints Catholic Church
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pastor: Father Carl Diederichs
Number of Parishioners: 600 families
Parish website: allsaintsmilwaukee.org
What happens when a closed parish reopens its doors?
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
Parish Name: Saint Catherine Laboure Church
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Pastor: Rev. Neil Sullivan
Number of Parishioners: 6,636
Parish website: www.sclhbg.org
What's the difference between closing a parish and closing a church?
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
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
Stuck in the job hunt with seemingly few prospects? Maybe your parish can offer some advice.
Tips for networking in your parish
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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