Leaders representing Manila's poor asked the cardinal that church representatives visit their communities to talk about their living conditions.
Faith & Parish
At Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, members and neighbors buy fruits and vegetables from a black farmers market and work in an organic garden named after botanist George Washington Carver.
They recycle their church bulletins, plan to renovate their building with a “green” roof and have purchased 27 acres for a community project that will include an urban farm.
“By any greens necessary,” the Rev. Otis Moss III, the church’s pastor, likes to say.
An estimated $500,000 renovation of Archbishop John Myers' to-be retirement home has led some Catholics to second guess their future contributions.
On Feb. 27, with permission granted by Pope Francis, a married deacon was ordained a priest at St. Raymond's Maronite Cathedral in St. Louis.
The call for joy comes as the Catholic church prepares to launch a year in honor of religious orders around the world.
The personality of a pastor and employee terminations are flashpoints in discussions of why the priest might have been removed as pastor.
To what degree the removal of Fr. James Radloff from ministry is as much personal as it is about a bishop establishing clear lines of authority or a pastor seeking justice is hard to pin down.
Bishop Liam Cary's emphasis on the vow of obedience is viewed by many as a key to Fr. James Radloff's removal as pastor.
A petition circulated by parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi to keep a popular Spanish-speaking pastor at their parish may have caused a rift between the bishop and another pastor.
Although a ruling on ousted Fr. James Radloff has been made by the Vatican, questions, emotions and secrecy remain at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.