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.
Faith & Parish
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.
The Field Hospital: Oakland-based St. Columba Parish and the organization 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence held a gala of solidarity and remembrance of loved ones lost to gun violence.
Vatican City -- The Catholic Church “neither conducts nor supports” any institutional missionary initiative directed toward Jews, says a Vatican commission.
The Field Hospital: Seattle parish offers overnight hospitality, shelter to homeless; Little Rock grief support ministry conducts special holiday outreach; Ark. Catholic Charities resettles Iraqi family.
Simply Spirit: Nadiah Mohajir and Ayesha Akhtar co-founded Heart Women and Girls to provide health education to Muslim women and girls in the Chicagoland area and cities across the country.
The Field Hospital: San Bernardino parishes offer inclusive prayers after the horror; two more Philly churches will close; alternative Catholic church vandalized.
The Field Hospital: In the small Catholic world of the bucolic North Carolina mountains, this Advent is dawning with discord between parishioners in Waynesville, N.C., and their pastor.