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People of God: How Catholic Parish Life is Changing in the United States


How would you describe the state of Catholic parish life in the United States today? In many places, parishes are closing, there’s a shortage of priests and many younger Catholics are leaving the faith. Is the Catholic Church as we know it dying? What are the major shifts and trends happening in Catholic parish life today?

This documentary paints a portrait of Catholic parish life in various regions across the U.S. From parish closers to climate crises to the challenge of integrating Hispanic and Anglo communities, discover the state of parish life today.

Download or print the “People of God” discussion guide for small groups here.