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Fran Rossi Szpylczyn is a writer exploring the intersection of faith and daily life. She is the pastoral associate for administration at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Glenville, N.Y.
The Paycheck Protection Program has helped parishes to keep church doors open during the pandemic, a time of increasing need for spiritual support. (CNS photo/Katie Rutter) 
FaithShort Take
Fran Rossi Szpylczyn
The headlines have stoked cynicism, but the Paycheck Protection Program have helped U.S. parishes to remain open during the pandemic. Pastoral associate Fran Rossi Szpylczyn explains how.