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Priest shortage pushes Catholic diocese to group churches in a new model by 2018

A steady decline in the number of Catholic priests is pushing the Diocese of London to group parishes together beginning next year.

Three years ago Bishop Ronald Fabbro called a task force to investigate how other dioceses in Canada and the United States proposed to deal with the shortage of priests. 399 more words

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Lawyer Paul Mullins analyzing options to save landmark church

Paul Mullins studied more than five years to become a priest at the Scarboro Foreign Missions, an order of Catholic priests who serve overseas.

Then he switched to law. 1,062 more words

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Jean Donovan Honored With Assumption Church Plaque

Jean Donovan is one of Staples High School’s most famous alums.

And one of its least recognized.

Just 9 years after graduating with the Class of 1971, Donovan — a lay missionary helping poor people in El Salvador — was one of 4 American churchwomen killed by Salvadoran national guardsmen. 200 more words