Tag Archives: parishes

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 that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If I move, can I still go to my old parish?

From a reader:
If one has been a particular parish for 40 odd years and now just because he has moved to a new place, bought a house and so comes under the jurisdiction of another parish, wants to continue coming to old parish … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: a new church for a TLM community in Kansas

Jesus did not found your parish.
Our Lord personally founded the Catholic Church and promised that she would prevail against the forces of Hell.  He did not promise that the Enemy would not prevail where you live.  He made no promises … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Introducing new parish families at Mass

From a reader:
It seems from parish to parish many have the custom after the closing prayer when announcements are given to ask new families or visitors to stand up and introduce themselves. It can add a bit more time to … Continue reading

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CARA study on trends for parishes, Mass attendance

Over at the Fishwrap, their elder-dissenter Richard McBrien posted a column about shifts in Mass attendance.  He works from a study about the “‘Supersizing’ the U.S. Catholic Parish Life” conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: RCIA in “traditional” parishes

From a reader:
I’m curious about traditional parishes (both those which exclusively use the 1962 liturgical books and those which would self-identify as a traditional parish) and adult converts in the US. I don’t have the official documents ready at hand, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: territorial parishes

A reader sent a question.  I consulted a canonist for the answer:
Can you discuss the role that parishes play for most Catholics in worship?  In particular, I wanted to know the duty that people had to join their territorial parish, … Continue reading

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