NCR Today: The Chicago Tribune reports that that the archdiocese of Chicago could close many of its churches by 2030, as the result of a "radical overhaul."
Faith & Parish
The Field Hospital: Ariz. group works with women who have had abortions; Ore. deacon distributes goods in Democratic Republic of the Congo; Parishioners hear a first-person miracle survival story
The Peace Pulpit: "As we gather together as God's people, we are those who continue to build on the foundation that was laid previously 60 years ago in this place."
NCR Today: Many, if not most, culture wars in the United States have had to do with religions of one sort or another.
The Field Hospital: Ark. parishes to pair up with Lebanon parishes to resettle refugees; How a pastor's coming out impacts his parish; and a Ky. parish communicates via app.
A small c catholic: Presbyterians, like Catholics, are caring for the poor and needy. But what challenges arise from such "in-the-trenches" ministries?
The Field Hospital: Many parishes are taking a new look at securing offertory collections. The key component: a separation of duties.
NCR Today: Pope Francis will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and this historic moment is a perfect time to rejoice in the commonalities of our religious traditions.
The Field Hospital: Parish named after Oscar Romero celebrates first Mass; Marin Catholic High School students become advocates for fair trade economics; Murrieta food pantry earns top honor.
The congregation at St. Dominic Church in Brookfield experienced "a baptism, a Mass and a foiled robbery" after a would-be thief tried to steal a woman's purse when wasn't looking.