Eco Catholic: "Certain things are sacrosanct, and a direct attack on coal is just not going to work in West Virginia."
Faith & Parish
Since the release of the papal encyclical on the environment, the conversation about how the church responds to the negative effects of climate change has become more and more prevalent.
The issue reverberates stronger in poorer neighborhoods, whose residents will likely feel first -- and hardest -- the effects of climate change: whether exacerbated asthma attacks due to poor air quality, or higher health risks from more frequent summer heat waves. In Chicago, that often means those suffering are disproportionately people of color.
Eco Catholic: The transition from fossil fuels urged by Pope Francis is already underway in Appalachia, Catholics in the region say..
The Field Hospital: Another church in Philly closes; St. Ann Church in Arlington, Va. unknowingly hosted a homeless man for three years; Diocese of Portland experiences influx of immigrant newcomers
Eco Catholic: The reality of life without coal has become a pressing issue overdue for real discussion, said a West Virginia priest.
NCR Today: The effort to illuminate the darkness between faith and science is a critical mission for the church today.
As we approach the end of the liturgical year, the focus of our Sunday readings turns to the end times and to what is expected of those who claim to be faithful disciples of the living God. As disciples, we are expected to know and live out the covenant relationship that God has initiated and that we have accepted.
A new study finds the number of Catholics who agree that "homosexuality should be accepted by society" jumped from 58 percent to 70 percent.
At the Intersection: There is a place for people who are doing God's work outside of the institutional church, where they can seek truth.
The Field Hopsital: Thousands in Plymouth, Mich., view relics of St. Maria Goretti; Dioceses continue consolidation; Cenacle Legal Services joins Diocese of Venice, Fla., to provide legal services to working poor