2017 SOPC News

Stem Parish Closures and Mergers, pleads U.S. Priest Groups

An association of nearly 1,200 U.S. priests is in the final development stages of issuing an urgent "plea" to the U.S. bishops to "formulate a plan now to meet this emerging crisis" of parish closings and consolidations.  

In a working draft it calls a "Proposal for Pastoral Care In & Thru Priestless Parishes," the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests exhorts the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and "dioceses nationwide" to quickly address the issue.  Read more

Sr. Kate Kuenster, PHJC, JCD Works With Parishioners to Keep their Parishes Open