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Christmas 2023: Unusual back-to-back Mass schedule could hurt parishes’ collections this year

Dec 22, 2023

By Matt McDonald

The worry is that some parishioners will fulfill their Sunday or Christmas Day obligation but not both. Read more

St. Peter's Basilica /

New policy says Vatican investments cannot contradict Catholic teaching

Jul 19, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

A Vatican policy published Tuesday says that the Holy See’s financial investments cannot contradict Catholic teaching. Read more

Lourdes struggled financially after all pilgrimages were canceled during France’s first lockdown.

Pandemic causes up to 40% drop in income of French parishes

Dec 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Catholic Church in France estimates that it lost more than $100 million due to the country’s two coronavirus lockdowns... Read more

Analysis: The US Church is going broke. Here's why, and what it could mean

May 6, 2020

By JD Flynn

The collapsing global economy will have an enduring and dramatic impact on parishes, chanceries, and other Catholic ministries.  Read more

The Apostolic Palace, where the headquarters of the Secretariat of State are.

Vatican documents detail suspicious investments at Secretariat of State

Oct 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

A confidential report from the Vatican’s anti-corruption authority shows that the Secretariat of State has used about $725 million, most... Read more

Archbishops Anton Stres (left in white) and Marjan Turnsek (right in white) appear July 31, 2013 to announce their resignations.

Slovenia's two archbishops resign amid financial crisis

Aug 1, 2013

The only two archbishops in Slovenia have resigned at the invitation of Pope Francis, after two financial companies associated with... Read more