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Year for Priests: Keys to a successful parish merger

By Father Kenneth J. Doyle One in a series The parish I serve as pastor has, within the last month, completed a merger. Since pastors around the country are facing similar situations (particularly in the Northeast), I thought that a … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: How do priests set priorities for ministry?

By Father Kenneth J. Doyle One in a series Thirty years ago, in the parish in which I am now stationed, there were three priests assigned. In those days, the parish served about 1,000 Catholic households. Today there are twice … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: One small plan to encourage vocations

By Father Kenneth J. Doyle One in a series Our modest-sized Diocese of Albany, N.Y., is in the middle of a transformation.  Within the next two years, 33 churches will merge or close, about 20 percent of our worship sites. … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Grateful to serve, despite challenges

By Father Kenneth J. Doyle One in a series On June 29, I posted my first blog regarding the Year for Priests.  I confess to having been a bit surprised at the reaction, termed by one observer a “minor firestorm.” … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: A modest suggestion for the priesthood

By Father Kenneth J. Doyle One in a series On June 19, at a vespers service in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Benedict XVI formally opened what he has proclaimed as the Year for Priests. The purpose of the year, the … Continue reading

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