- May 28, 2020
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.
When St. Mary’s parish in Odgen, Utah outgrew their church, they sold the building and moved to a larger church in the suburbs. Now the old church building is being used to help people again, this time as a drug rehab center.
As churches close due to dwindling congregations and parish mergers, some are being given new life: As breweries and brewpubs. With stained glass, brick walls and large sanctuaries ideal for holding vats and lots of drinkers, churches renovated into breweries attract beer lovers but can grate on the spiritual sensibilities of clergy and worshipers.