Parish roundup: Knights aid Florida parishes hit by Irma; sanctuary search

A man walks past debris and a sign on a boarded-up business Sept. 14, 2017, in Florida's Key West aftermath of Hurricane Irma. (CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters)

by Peter Feuerherd

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No room at the inn, at least in Catholic churches in Philadelphia this Christmas season. A Mexican mother and her children, seeking immigration sanctuary, get turned away, only to eventually find a place at an African-American Episcopalian church, known for its social activism.

Parishioners appeal to Rome to save their parishes in the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut.  

The assets of Montana parishes may be at stake in a potential sex abuse settlement that includes cases that go back to the 1950s.

The Knights of Columbus comes to the rescue for hurricane-ravaged parishes in the Florida Keys.

Training in saving the lives of opioid addicts comes to a Catholic church in Michigan.

A popular Catholic Ohio pastor kills himself. His parishioners are stunned. The priest had been under scrutiny for alleged inappropriate text messages with a minor.

Police chaplains in Iowa describe their ministry.

Polish Americans mourn the demise of a parish in Toledo, Ohio.

A Catholic church in bustling Hoboken, New Jersey, undergoes a $500,000 restoration. 

In Minnesota, a pastor is returned to his parish after accusations of sex abuse are deemed not credible by a diocesan panel.

[Peter Feuerherd is a correspondent for NCR's Field Hospital series on parish life and is a professor of journalism at St. John's University, New York.]

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