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Video: What criteria was used for NEW “pastorate” maps?

Apparently, the Archdiocese is now not using any of the 43 models proposed during the “Listening Sessions.” We heard all about “Families of Parishes” from the Archdiocese until we asked for the authority behind this concept, and then they stopped using that terminology and began using “mergers” instead. And now, they have admitted that by Canon Law, they cannot simply close and merge parishes based on their own ideas, so they have introduced a new term: “Pastorates.” As we go from 178 parishes which we currently have (and note that we have not ever called them “stand alone parishes”) to 88 “pastorates,” we want to know what is the criteria for choosing winners and losers of the current 178 parishes? We want to know what exactly is a “pastorate”?

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VIDEO: Where is the accompaniment, the dialogue and the synodal process for the laity here in the Archdiocese of St. Louis right now or during the entire All Things New process???

People are seeking the truth. We are built for Truth. We all have an internal radar when there is a lack of honesty. When the Archdiocesan leaders refuse to have a dialogue at all about the closures and changes happening now, then you know they don’t want to be up front and honest about their…

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Our money is going to anti-Catholic groups through the Archdiocese and its Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), and many other ways. Send emails to Fr. Chris Martin at or Marie Kenyon at and ask them to respond specifically to the decade-long investigation into the CCHD and how they continue to support anti-Catholic…

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