Deacons around the country step into administrative roles

Urging Catholic parish communities to embrace a “missionary evangelization,” the Vatican recently issued a new instruction on reforming parishes and restructuring dioceses. The guidelines acknowledge that cultural changes have challenged parishes and offers suggestions for revitalizing parishes. One way some dioceses are

The silent army within the hospital walls

While doctors care for the physical needs of patients, Father Stefan Starzynski cares for their spiritual needs — comforting, praying, anointing and recruiting them. Yes, recruiting. The fulltime chaplain at Inova Fairfax, a nearly 1,000-bed hospital in the Diocese of Arlington, invites

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