The Peace Pulpit: "We must heed the message of Francis, Francis who is heeding the message of Jesus. He came into this world for all people."
Faith & Parish
Two years after a tornado flattened their church and devastated their town, members of St. Barbara Parish packed the pews Dec. 19 as their new church building was dedicated.
The Field Hospital: St. Lucy's Parish in Syracuse emulates Pope Francis by reaching out to the poor through a variety of programs.
In interviews with church personnel who work with divorced and remarried Catholics, NCR discovered different interpretations of the synod's recommended use of "internal forum."
The Field Hospital: Parish music leader fired after it is learned he is in a same-sex marriage; Catholics in St. Louis and Dallas support victims of flooding and tornadoes, respectively
The Nebraska Catholic Conference has urged people to support a proposal considered by the Nebraska School Activities Association to formalize basing high school sports participation on students' sex at birth.
Eco Catholic: St. Louis-area parishioners responded to people impacted by record flooding that struck areas in the archdiocese.
A new report reveals congregations with fewer than 100 in weekend attendance -- the most vulnerable to collapse -- rose to 58 percent in 2015.
Making a Difference: The world is a wonderful place. God is so good in giving it to us. But to a large extent, we have not taken care of it.
The Philadelphia archdiocese's Ecclesiastical Exchange program sells unused religious objects at a steep discount to churches in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Texas.