The Field Hospital: Students sending handmade cards to inmates; British Columbia parish welcomes refugees; Fort Worth diocese's efforts to enhance ministry to disabled population.
Faith & Parish
The Field Hospital: There's hope for Catholics seeking newly-ordained priests galvanized by Pope Francis. It just might take a while, says Franciscan Sr. Katarina Schuth.
Simply Spirit: Amoris Laetitia is not an afterthought, but it fails to incorporate the experiences of LGBT Catholics who also live holy and committed family lives.
The Field Hospital: Bishop’s lobbying letters inserted into bulletins; Rochester parishes' children participate in Mass; Ind. bingo volunteers allegedly pocketed proceeds.
Eco Catholic: In two years, the small school cut lunchtime waste nearly in half by encouraging reusable containers and economical eating habits.
The Peace Pulpit: "Each of us can do as Jesus did -- go to others wherever we can and bring that message of peace, reconciliation and love."
Praise for Amoris Laetitia. Archbishop Cupich calls papal document "crisp and fresh, making the text easily accessible.”
The Field Hospital: Nonprofit takes in babies whose mothers can't provide care; Montana bishop's diocese is "one large parish"; Evangelization program's remarkable results
The Field Hospital: "The whole of my life includes being a widower and being a father. I hope it makes me a better priest."
Parish Diary: Wouldn’t some effort at dialogue be a better reflection of the teaching of Christ? Jesus did not feel the need to condemn.