Vatican City -- Pope decrees that people chosen for the washing of the feet in the liturgy of Holy Thursday may be selected from all the People of God, and not only men and boys.
Faith & Parish
The Field Hospital: Wuerl discusses whether parishes should be allowed to hire those in same-sex marriages; Pa. church goes Russian Orthodox; new Miami church's green design heeds Laudato Si'
Grace on the Margins: Treating us with mercy presupposes that we, by our very natures, are in a state of sin or affliction and are in need of forgiveness.
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.
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.