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: What kind of reformer is Francis?
- Vatican event tackles women's equality, inclusion, ordination
- Stopping the Islamic State without making matters worse
- This issue's Special Section: Catholic Education
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by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Eco Catholic
by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles