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  • Making parishes more personal by making personal parishes

    Making parishes more personal by making personal parishes

    “National parishes” were common before 1920. They served the specific needs of ethnic Catholics, whether German, Polish, Portuguese, etc. Should the Church in the United States return to the model of “personal parishes” to better serve the specialized needs of the 21st century?

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  • In Catholic terms, anyway, US/Europe ties seem in good shape

    In Catholic terms, anyway, US/Europe ties seem in good shape

    At a time when political ties between the United States and Europe seem to be unraveling, exacerbated by Trump’s recent decision to abandon the Paris climate change agreement, there’s a case to be made that in Catholic terms, the “Atlantic alliance” is actually strong and getting stronger.

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  • Philly’s Archbishop Chaput looks at living faith in America

    Philly’s Archbishop Chaput looks at living faith in America

    Religion in America is not just a matter for history class. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia points to the work of the great French observer of early American life, Alexis de Tocqueville, in concluding that the strength of American society was “the prevalence and intensity of religious belief.” In a new book, Chaput asks what happens when religion is no longer part of our shared common culture? In a word, what happens now?

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