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If a cathedral has to move in a diocese, is it normal to rename the parish?

Pending Vatican approval, my diocese is moving the Cathedral to a neighboring parish. The Cathedral Parish was St. Raphael, the new Parish is St. Bernards. Now, nothing against St. Bernard, but he's ...
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How are parish names traditionally chosen? [duplicate]

We're undergoing a big flip in the diocese of Madison and almost all the that were churches canonical parishes before are becoming part of a bigger grouping of churches within an expanded parish ...
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How does the Catholic Church choose the patron saint of a parish church?

I’m Catholic, and have been since birth. I attend parish of St. Francis in Bakersfield, California. I have noticed recently, that all Catholic Churches, for the most part are named after a Saint, i.e....
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