Renew

Is your parish dollar buying the subversion of Parish Life?

By Phillip Neri / June 28, 2016 /

I am looking around at parish life in the big city these days, and all I see in the bulletin are listings for new programs.  There is one thing that can renew a parish immediately.  It doesn’t cost money.  It doesn’t require volunteers.  And it is a sure fire way to bring miraculous turnarounds and…

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A Little Catholic “Education” History: Getting Alinsky into the Catholic Parish

By Stephanie Block / June 22, 2013 /

Recently, while preparing an article on Common Core national standards, someone suggested that I might be interested in the “open letters” written by a group called Catholics for Truth in Education operating in Illinois from 1974 into the 90s. Interestingly enough, a set of these “open letters” just happened to have been sitting on my…

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Restructuring The Church Into Their Own Image: RENEW Bible Studies

By Frank J. Morriss, J.D. / April 18, 2013 /

REPRINTThis article originally appeared in the Wanderer Forum Foundation’s Quarterly in 1992. We find that the analysis herein is worth revisting today: When Mr. Morriss spoke of “restructuring” the Church then, do you see it around you today? What about his treatment of bible studies — was he right? Have you encountered this today? This…

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