Parish closings are only half of the story

Parish closings are only half of the story While New York addresses declining population with mergers, other areas are bursting ...

Mergers give rise to ‘million-dollar parishes’

Mergers give rise to ‘million-dollar parishes’ Study shows that while revenue of bigger churches is growing, so are expenses, needs ...

Millions of Catholics ‘uncounted’ in the U.S.

Millions of Catholics ‘uncounted’ in the U.S. Report: Church population is 51 percent larger than estimates show due to unregistered ...

Priests challenged to run 21st-century parishes Part 3 of Church and Finance series. Pastors juggle leadership responsibilities while ...

Benefits, pitfalls of operating like a business Part 1 of the Church and Finance Series. Dioceses, parishes nationwide adopt corporate ...

Ways to minimize pain of reconfigurations Process should be transparent and include input from each of the parishes involved, ...

Taking stock of the nation's financial crisis Manhattan parish pastor, already tested by the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy, assesses ...

'Knowledge revolution' fuels parish accountability Increasing number of dioceses, parishes adopt 'best practices' transparency from ...

A new, 'valuable' lay ministry

A new, 'valuable' lay ministry 'Parish-life coordinator' discusses challenges of her leadership role

Scandals shows need for parish fiscal transparency Dioceses are beginning to tighten financial oversight with frequent audits, better ...

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