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Catholic Church Closures

Catholic Church Closures in Philadelphia

Thom Nickels | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Thom Nickels

The archdiocese maintains that low Mass attendance is one of the major reasons behind these closures and mergers. Low Mass attendance, of course, results in less money to keep a parish going.

Vatican: Bishops Can Close Any Parish For Any Reason

Religion News Service | By Michael O'Malley / The Plain Dealer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Michael O'Malley / The Plain Dealer Religion News Service CLEVELAND (RNS) A Catholic bishop, acting on what he believes to be good for his entire ...