Report: priest stops funeral Mass mid-liturgy

From a TV station in Rochester, New York: A local family said a priest suddenly stopped their loved one’s funeral during the ceremony. Michael Klimchuk said Father Louis Sirianni at Saint Mark’s Church in Greece ended the funeral mass for his sister, Mary, Monday because a family member went outside the order of the mass [Read More...]

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The one question every Catholic needs to ask…

…comes from the always-interesting Brandon Vogt. And it’s a good one:  New research shows that 7% of Catholics contribute 80% of all donations and volunteer hours. It’s easy to cater everything to this group. We know they’ll sign-up, they’ll show up, they’ll subscribe, they’ll buy books, they’ll give. But every Catholic needs to ask this question: [Read More...]

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New York City’s deaf Catholics find a new home

Some readers may recall the controversy surrounding the announcement last year that a parish serving New York’s deaf community was going to close. Now, an update, via Catholic New York: After three decades at St. Elizabeth’s parish, deaf Catholics are about to embark on a new chapter for worship and social gatherings at St. Thomas More [Read More...]

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Snapshot: in one diocese, survey reveals majority want divorced, remarried to receive commuion

Details:  A recent survey by the Catholic Diocese of El Paso suggests many Catholics would like to see the church be more flexible on this sacred celebration, stating it is causing people to leave the church… …The findings are part of a 25-question survey by the Catholic Diocese of El Paso at the request of [Read More...]

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More than 200,000 Catholics left the German church in 2014

The massive exodus continues: Germans who are officially enrolled in congregation are subject to a “church tax,” and so disaffected Catholics have an incentive to drop their registration, rather than simply stop attending Mass. The number of Catholics taking that step has increased sharply in recent years. In 2013, 178,805 Catholics formally dropped off the [Read More...]

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Bishop decries “hirsute flabmeisters spreading out in the pew…”

Behold the bishop of Providence, Thomas Tobin, unplugged: The sloppy and even offensive way people dress while attending Mass is something I’ve witnessed personally and regularly receive complaints about. You know what I’m talking about; you’ve seen it too. Hirsute flabmeisters spreading out in the pew, wearing wrinkled, very-short shorts and garish, unbuttoned shirts; mature [Read More...]

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Pew survey: Catholics divided over global warming

View image | gettyimages.com Details:  On the eve of a forthcoming encyclical by Pope Francis on the environment and climate change, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. Catholics’ views on global warming are broadly reflective of American public opinion writ large; a solid majority believe that Earth is warming, but there is [Read More...]

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This is our Church: more Catholics, more parishes, fewer priests

View image | gettyimages.com Some highlights of a CARA report released today: Arguably, the three most important indicators of “vitality” for the Catholic Church are the number of Catholics, the number of parishes, and the number of priests. …Overall, the global Catholic population has grown by 57 percent since 1980. However, this growth differs by [Read More...]

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From “nones” to nothing: study charts what may be America’s least religious generation

View image | gettyimages.com A press release, from San Diego State University, offers some sobering statistics: In what may be the largest study ever conducted on changes in Americans’ religious involvement, researchers led by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge found that millennials are the least religious generation of the last six [Read More...]

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“What I learned from 46 consecutive days in church”

Catholic broadcaster Adrian Chiles recently set himself a challenge for Lent:  to go to church every day for more than a month, and never the same one twice. Some of what he found, from the BBC: Wherever I went in the country, and most of my Masses were in London, Birmingham, Swansea and Manchester, it [Read More...]

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