All sworn out: Lay Catholics shouldn't have to sign loyalty oaths

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Article Scripture and Theology Vatican Young Adults

Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Humbly support local churches

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Article Parish Life Vatican
With the church at a crossroads, Catholics look to Pope Francis for guidance. Bishop Kevin Dowling advises the pope to restore power to the people.

Humbly support local churches

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Article Parish Life Vatican
With the church at a crossroads, Catholics look to Pope Francis for guidance. Bishop Kevin Dowling advises the pope to restore power to the people.

Readers share what they search for when choosing a parish

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More than 600 people took our April Reader Survey on shopping for a parish. Here's more of their feedback on what they look for when searching for a spiritual home.

The reason I stay at my current parish is…


Readers share what they search for when choosing a parish

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More than 600 people took our April Reader Survey on shopping for a parish. Here's more of their feedback on what they look for when searching for a spiritual home.

The reason I stay at my current parish is…


What makes a parish worth sticking around?

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When it comes to finding the perfect place of worship, U.S. Catholic readers say you’d better shop around.

What makes a parish worth sticking around?

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Article Parish Life
When it comes to finding the perfect place of worship, U.S. Catholic readers say you’d better shop around.

Speaking from experience

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Article Parish Life

Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Speaking from experience

By Karen Dix| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Parish Life

Editors' note: Sounding Board is one person’s take on a many-sided subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of U.S. Catholic, its editors, or the Claretians.


Latino Catholics: Caught between two worlds

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Article Hispanic Catholics Parish Life
It's past time for the U.S. Catholic Church to make Hispanic ministry, especially to second-generation Latinos, a priority in everything we do.

When Catholic parishes notice uncomfortable tensions between parishioners of different backgrounds, one of the people they call in as a “fixer” is University of Notre Dame theologian Timothy Matovina. Parishes that want to get better at dealing with their lack of unity, says this expert on Latino Catholicism, must move away from thinking they should provide a “welcome” to fellow Catholics of other ethnicities.


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