Parish roundup: A long road back for West Virginia; snow melt Colorado Catholics

School children from Our Lady of Vietnam Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, perform a liturgical dance for the call to prayer in 2016. (CNS/Catholic Standard/Jaclyn Lippelmann)

by Peter Feuerherd

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A Bible study group is said to ease the stress on Catholic women.

West Virginia Catholics see a long road back after revelations about scandal-ridden Bishop Michael Bransfield

Focus on the exit sign. That was a piece of advice offered as a parish in eastern Tennessee began to grow exponentially.

Diversity and history mark parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Why do Catholics fill the churches on Ash Wednesday — and not so much on other observances? It's all in the marketing.

Parish life changes after the snow melts at Colorado ski resort towns.

In Chicago, an evangelizing parish offers an example of what that means.

Catholic parishes are being called upon to break down borders. Are churchgoers up to the task?

In fallout from the sex abuse crisis, Catholics in Buffalo, New York, are giving less to the church.

[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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