Former parishioners who have occupied the closed St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate for over 11 years have been granted additional time to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Faith & Parish
Young Voices: The human experience is deeper than the binaries of English clichés make it seem. The "low road," for instance, is where we encounter each other's suffering.
The Field Hospital: VOTF praises Boston Archdiocese's accounting practices for collections; Pittsburgh parishioners keep fighting to save their church; same-sex couple describes being both Catholic parishioners and married
The Peace Pulpit: "Even when things ... are not going well, deep within us there can be a spirit of deep joy, a sense of peace. How could that happen?"
NCR Today: This is the time of year for my favorite interview: a review of the top religion stories and newsmakers of the year.
The Field Hospital: Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Bremerton, Wash., is one of several Seattle Archdiocesan parishes that "twin" with parishes around the world.
Faith and Justice: The year of mercy reminds us that mercy is not only shown by God. It should also be shown by us. We who have experienced mercy must in turn grant it to others.
Editorial: We have a pope who is inviting -- challenging -- us to ask the most pressing questions of the day.
The Field Hospital: Bronx parish scandal raises big questions; Christians disrupting Catholic services in Las Vegas; parish-based Lutheran dialogue develops in St. Louis.
The Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, and churches and church organizations across the United States have special observances and services planned throughout the year.