The promotion comes amid a growing need for laypeople to take on leadership positions in church institutions.
Column: Directors of religious education have gotten creative with scheduling, not only to satisfy parents but also for volunteers' and priests' availability.
NCR Today: You've loved it on NCR -- now Pat Marrin's comic strip "Francis" has found a home in syndication thanks to GoComics.
In summer 2013, Kansas City Royals players, staff and fans teamed up to rally the community around an effort to lend a helping hand.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has removed Franciscan Fr. Jerry Zawada's public priestly faculties for "a life of prayer and penance."
"This teaching that 'women are not fully in the likeness of Jesus' -- qualifying ... as a theological explanation -- is utterly and demonstrably heretical," Fr. John Shea wrote.
March Madness: A time when Catholic institutions hit the national spotlight not for their theology programs, but for their basketball teams.
At the age of 80, Cardinal John Baptist Pham Minh Man resigns from his post and is remembered by colleagues as a sympathetic leader whose work to build the church in Vietnam was marked by balance and reconciliation.
Sister of Charity of New York Immaculata Burke, known for her work within the Diocese of Spokane's Guatemala mission, died March 8 at the age of 94.
Chicago Cardinal Francis George was released from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Friday afternoon, according to a press release from the archdiocese.
He went to Loyola March 14 for a regular checkup on his chemotherapy treatment and was hospitalized later that day for flulike symptoms and dehydration.
He received intravenous fluids and is receiving antibiotics for an infection his doctors identified.