In a massive downsizing, the Cleveland diocese is shuttering 50 parishes due to financial problems, lack of priests and a lack of practicing Catholics. What a mess. And what a trauma to all Clevelanders, Catholic and non-Catholic alike.
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In This Issue
- Editorial: Diplomacy must become our first instinct
- NJ priest found the core of his calling, from the laity
- Poland's Catholic primate defends conservative vision
- Special Section (in print only): Deacons
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by Judith Valente, Religion News Service Eco Catholic
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