In the Pews

4 tips for parish vibrancy in rural areas

Good pastoral practices empower parishes to satisfy a hunger for excellence.

Rural parishes don’t lack the people and resources to be the vibrant faith communities they are called to be. Local churches are called to be and do the same as parishes in other geographical settings. This includes effectively...

August 2020

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CURRENT ISSUE

Gather us in

Be the host with the most and welcome newcomers with these tips for parish event planning.
BY TERESA CODA

Better together

As we return to common life, remember that Catholic teaching calls us to invite in others.
BY DAVID CLOUTIER

No barriers

Inclusive and accessible parishes are flourishing—but the work of welcoming all is far from done.
BY KAREN JACKSON

Many parts, one body

Catholic parishes are becoming ever more diverse, says this theologian.
AN INTERVIEW WITH BRETT HOOVER

The evangelist

Catholic writer Brian Doyle gave readers permission to find God everywhere.
BY SHEMAIAH GONZALEZ