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Cincinnati archdiocese announces parish ‘family’ groups amid massive consolidation effort

December 09, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: “Under the plan, existing parishes in the Cincinnati archdiocese— of which there are currently more than 200— have been grouped together into 53 ‘families’ of between 5 to 7 on average,” according to the report.

In announcing the plan, the archdiocese said that “the number of registered Catholic households in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has declined at a rate of 2.72 per day for the past decade. . . . The number of available priests will decrease by approximately 20% by 2026.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Dec. 09, 2021 6:47 PM ET USA

    So we continue to witness the decline and perhaps eventual death of the Catholic Church in the U.S., while at the same time the fastest-growing and most excluded sector of the Church has been vilified: those who worship according to the defunct "extraordinary expression of the Latin rite".