The Field Hospital: Parishioners handcraft a lifesaving garment for those living on the streets -- a knee-length, hooded parka that is waterproof, fleece-insulated and converts to a sleeping bag.
Faith & Parish
GSR Preview: Some Catholic school administrators have reshaped their school cultures around Latino students, embracing language differences, and welcoming new staff members and volunteers who are Latino and speak Spanish.
The Peace Pulpit: "Those are the roles that we are to carry out then in following Jesus."
While Bishop Kevin Farrell roundly condemned a new Texas gun carry law that went into effect this month, other Texas bishops are, metaphorically, holding their fire.
Eco Catholic: The Catholic community in Michigan is ramping up its efforts to support Flint residents affected by the recent crisis that left thousands of households with lead-contaminated tap water.
The Field Hospital: Twin Cities parishioners provide shelter, meals and warmth to the homeless; El Paso Diocese says no guns in parishes; multi-ethnic N.J. church vandalized
Eco Catholic: The pastoral letter, titled The Telling Takes Us Home, seeks to give this often-overlooked region a public voice with a universal echo.
Young Voices: Most of the world understands Christmas to be over. But it is now that the true work of Christmas begins.
The Peace Pulpit: "We must heed the message of Francis, Francis who is heeding the message of Jesus. He came into this world for all people."
Two years after a tornado flattened their church and devastated their town, members of St. Barbara Parish packed the pews Dec. 19 as their new church building was dedicated.