The Field Hospital: St. Matthew's Church in Baltimore offers a meeting group that offers peace and solace to LGBT Catholics, while maintaining an official church sanction.
Faith & Parish
The Field Hospital: Group claims parishes are facilitating 'foreign invasion'; Mass. parishes must pay to fund diocese's central administration; church holds annual Black Saints Celebration; Ohio bingo halls close
Mental health professionals say a tectonic shift is happening in understanding how to treat mental illness, and faith-based advocates for the mentally ill say the Catholic church is uniquely positioned to aid that shift.
The Field Hospital: Newark priests contacted by NCR indicated that a letter reviewing who is welcome to Communion, sent to pastors from Archbishop John Myers, has had little pastoral impact.
Who are you? Where do you come from? What do you know? What have you accomplished with your life? Those are more or less the questions one is supposed to answer on a résumé. Although some are tempted to creatively enhance the narrative, in the end it's vital that the person described by the responses be recognizable as the one whose name is at the top of the page.
The Peace Pulpit: "We must try to make our lives, lives that follow the way of Jesus, the way of love and goodness."
The Field Hospital: News from Catholic parishes across the United States, including WSJ report on how churches are rethinking religious education; Fla. parish sponsors fundraiser for Haiti; and more
NCR Conference: Jamie Manson says that young adults today aren’t born into a community that will surround them and support them for the rest of their lives.
The Field Hospital: Tampa parish contributes $93K for first new Catholic church in Cuba, since Castro revolution; "Mass Mob" movement continues; Parish sign reminds that "Jesus Had Two Dads."
NCR Today: Last Friday, only hours before the ISIS attack on Paris, I interviewed Rabbi Sacks as he was visiting Washington, D.C. He is the author of a new book which could not be more timely. It is called Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence.