Tag Archives: parish boundaries

What makes a parish “great”?

My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray (of all the priests who regularly appears on network TV clearly the best prepared), wrote for First Things a review of a recently published book by William E. Simon, Jr., Great Catholic Parishes: How Four … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion in the hand being forced for daughter’s 1st Communion

From a reader… Before it didn’t seem like it would be an issue but eldest daughter (9yo in 3rd grade at this school though most of the archdiocese does it in 2nd), is basically going to be forced to have communion … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Membership in a parish, borders, registration

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am a parishoner at an ethnic church in the Archdiocese of X with national boundaries where there are Masses, sacraments, services, etc in my preferred language. However, I live 20 minutes away in the Diocese of Y. Who … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I live in one diocese, but go to church in another.

From a reader… I recently moved quite a distance and found a home that was, unbeknownst to me, within the territory of another diocese. My territorial parish is, sadly, less than faithful to the liturgy and for a variety of reasons related to … Continue reading

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