- May 12, 2021
A third of Canada’s Christian architecture, some 9,000 churches, will close in the next 10 years, according to the National Trust for Canada.
Nearly every Sunday since the closure, many of the more than 800 families that comprise the congregation have continued to meet in front of their old church building to pray the rosary and share a meal before going to mass at their new parish about a half mile away.
Selling Dorothy Day’s former New York parish to make way for luxury apartments would be a devastating blow to residents and former parishioners in a neighborhood threatened by gentrification, an American researcher said.
Pope Francis sent a message to a Vatican conference centered on answering the question of how to preserve the beauty and the sacredness of now-empty and unused Catholic churches.
A documentary film, ‘Foreclosing on Faith’ looks at the effects of church closings on religious communities, especially at ethnic parishes, around the U.S.
A controversial plan to close several Catholic churches in Scotland has been dropped by the Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, after opposition from parishioners.
After more than 100 years, a Roman Catholic church in Detroit is closing, partly because Hispanics who worship there fear immigration agents.
Months after the Archdiocese of Hartford put in place a sweeping reorganization plan throughout its territory, some parishioners are still fighting to preserve the communities they know and love.