It’s Sunday morning and the sun’s not up yet, but I powered up the laptop and I’m sitting at my kitchen table now to write this because, well, because I’ve got to.
As a newspaper staff, we also understand the power of words to communicate important information, thoughts and ideas. Words can inspire people, motivate them and build them up.
But the flip side is also true: Words can be used intentionally or carelessly and do harm to others. They can poison discussion and tear people down.
The following includes 32 lessons Strategic Task Force co-chair Father John Bauer shared with other pastors regarding parish mergers and reconfigurations. In dioceses across the country the phenomena of merging, twinning, clustering and closing parishes has been occurring for several years. The indications are that this will continue at least for the immediate future. Given […]