The Field Hospital: The Burts, a Catholic family in Portland, Ore., share a spare bedroom in their home with those in need of a place to stay.
Faith & Parish
The Peace Pulpit: "We must break down those barriers of hatred that separate us from one another in this world, that bring about so much violence and killing."
NCR Today: Spearheaded by Archbishop Blase Cupich, the new policy provides employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and includes fathers who have recently had a child.
What does it mean to have "a pastoral mindset"? Kurtz said the topic has been one of ongoing discussion for several years among him and his priests in Louisville.
The Field Hospital: Minn. parish bookkeeper pleads not guilty to $200K theft; Vt. priest suspended for funds misuse, bad language; Cleveland church doubles tenants' rent, then backs off
The Field Hospital: Ind. parish prevents probable closing, then celebrates; what the oldest U.S. priests are up to; nonprofit provides visual healthcare to underprivileged.
The Field Hospital: Parishioners should expect to see the impact of Francis' teaching in the ministry of newly-ordained priests within a few short years.
Young Voices: My hobby of studying online maps piqued my global interest, and a multicultural parish celebration last Saturday incarnated that interest.
The ordination of women deacons gained worldwide attention in October.
The Peace Pulpit: Jesus asks of those who are his disciples and especially a confirmed disciple, to be a witness.