Faith and Justice: After insulating the pipes in the Jesuit residence where I live, my next project was to upgrade to more efficient light bulbs.
Faith & Parish
The appointment of Bernard Hebda as archbishop-designate of St. Paul-Minneapolis raises the question: Who will Hebda become as a now-rooted resident in the historically important archdiocese?
The Peace Pulpit: "In our time, do we hear Jesus and his call to forgiveness, to love, to rejecting violence?"
The Field Hospital: St. Patrick's parish, founded by Irish immigrants in 1835, is now a magnet for Latino immigrants, with at least 1,500 families.
The Field Hospital: Priest who stole $300K gets time to pay the money back; parish music director, fired over same-sex engagement, files suit; Mich. bishop addresses priest shortage
Eco Catholic: The Hoosick Falls, N.Y., community is latest in U.S. dealing with a water crisis, this one caused by a chemical from a nearby plastics factory.
The Field Hospital: U.S. parishes and dioceses across the country serve the incarcerated through a variety of prison ministry programs.
Italian-Americans across the U.S. celebrate a centuries-old tradition on the feast day of St. Joseph every March.
Eco Catholic: The initiative launches April 23 with a workshop for evaluating the environmental sustainability of parish activities through the lens of Catholic values.
The Peace Pulpit: "We have to reach out with that love that we experience and begin to spread it in our world."