ParishWatch: Tracking Parish Closings in North America
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Diocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis
Vatican sides with Archbishop on merging parishes10/12/2011
The merger of several Roman Catholic parishes in the Twin Cities will go forward, despite objections by some members of the congregation.
It's closing time for St. Philip 6/8/2011
St. Philip in north Minneapolis is among the congregations forced by demographics and finances to close down and merge.
Catholic parishes appeal mergers 11/4/2010
Eighteen of 21 parishes facing reorganization ask archdiocese to reconsider.
St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic Archdiocese Releases New Strategic Plan: Who Was Consulted? 10/17/2010
The Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, which is "right-sizing" by closing churches and merging parishes (even as the Archdiocese engages in a hugely expensive, glitzy political video campaign against same-sex marriage), has a statement now on its website about the strategic planning process that supports the right-sizing.