Church Property Sales on the Rise

Church Property Sales on the Rise

For-sale signs are becoming an increasingly common site on the front lawns of local churches.

The Roman Catholic Church has made headlines in recent years for closing parishes across the country from New York to Detroit in a major effort to restructure its archdioceses. Yet the mass closings reflect a broader shift impacting a variety of religious organizations. The downsizing stems from declining revenues, shifting demographics and high costs associated with ma

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