The Peace Pulpit: "I suggest that it's important for us to really take this liturgy and the Word seriously every week."
Faith & Parish
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.
The Peace Pulpit: I think it's really the only thing that gives us genuine hope that somehow out of violence, hatred, death, and destruction can come new life.
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.
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.