Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance http://michiganradio.org en Detroit Catholics: Archdiocese plans could "abandon" city http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-catholics-archdiocese-plans-could-abandon-city <p>Last week, the Detroit Archdiocese said it will<a href="http://detnews.com/article/20111201/LIFESTYLE04/112010443/Archdiocese-announces-recommended-parish-closures--consolidations"> likely close nine churches and consolidate dozens more</a> starting next year.</p><p>The six-county Detroit Archdiocese, like many across the country, is dealing with a priest shortage and declining membership in many churches.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 16:40:32 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5248 at http://michiganradio.org