Spiritualizing the City: Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat (Edited by Victoria Hegner, Peter Jan Margry) is now out with Routledge Press!
The chapter I authored – “Preserving Catholic Space and Place in ‘The Rome of the West'” – details the strategies that the Archdiocese of St. Louis used to preserve its beautiful downtown churches in the wake of declining Catholic populations. Specifically, formerly territorial parishes became “personal parishes” dedicated to serving special purposes/populations of Catholics.
Find more about the book here.
Read a press release about my contribution to the book here.