The Field Hospital: Covering parish life throughout America

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by Peter Feuerherd

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St. Lawrence Parish in Tampa has contributed $93,000 to build the first new Catholic church in Cuba since the Castro revolution.

Parishes in Rhode Island and Massachusetts offer a supportive ministry for families who have mourned the death of a child.

The "Mass Mob" movement continues. Not to worry. It refers to social media groups descending on historic churches, offering support for struggling parishes with historic architecture. The next target: Sts. Peter and Paul Jesuit parish in Detroit.

The case against a woman accused of embezzling $45,000 from St. Albert the Great Parish in Kettering, Ohio, is going to a grand jury.

The pastor at St. Columba-Brigid Catholic Church in Buffalo posted a sign reminding passersby that "Jesus Had Two Dads." He says it was a statement supportive of children raised in non-nuclear families, yet others took it as support for same-sex marriage. The sign has been taken down.

[Regular Catholic press contributor Peter Feuerherd writes from Queens, N.Y.]

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