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With mergers looming, Pittsburgh-area Catholics wrestle with the impact of shrinking parishes

When Monsignor Jack Bendik first learned about parish mergers and closures in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, he thought, “I couldn’t believe it could be so dramatic. I was shocked that you were going from 188 parishes to 57. That’s almost obscene.”  Bendik spearheaded the merging of four parishes in Northeast Pennsylvania near Scranton —  […]