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.
Faith & Parish
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.
Faith and Justice: Having written extensively on Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, I decided it was time to see how I could implement it in my life.
Young Voices: Last week when the Vatican issued its approval for washing women's feet, I had been researching women faculty at Catholic seminaries.
The Peace Pulpit: "I suggest that it's important for us to really take this liturgy and the Word seriously every week."
The Field Hospital: Demise of rural Iowa's Protestant churches; Houston Parishioners protest church closing; Dioceses are appointing priests to be "missionaries of mercy"
Eco Catholic: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency earlier this month launched its Food Steward's Pledge, a campaign aimed to reduce food waste and hunger.
The Field Hospital: Retired postal security specialist Michael W. Ryan is on a quest to get parishes to be smarter, more systematic, about the way they handle collections.
A "profound sense of reverence and respect" for the lives and gifts of laypeople impacted Fr. William Bausch's approach to being pastor of St. Mary Parish in Colts Neck, N.J.