Dan Morris-Young is NCR's West Coast correspondent. He is also a veteran of the Catholic press, having warmed the seats of the editor's chair at Catholic newspapers in Spokane, Oakland, Seattle, Little Rock and San Francisco. He authored a syndicated humor column for Catholic News Service for more than three decades, and has written for The Tablet, Huffington Post, Liberty, St. Anthony Messenger, U.S. Catholic, Our Sunday Visitor, National Catholic Reporter, The National Observer, and Mt. Rainier High School's student paper. Others, too. He even won awards.

As germane, perhaps, is that he has also bused tables at the Pine Shed Restaurant; copy-boyed at The Spokesman-Review; owned and operated a tavern; managed sales at a mobile home dealership; directed an insurance and investment practice; and made much of his family's income under water—harvesting sea urchins and sea cucumbers in the San Juan Islands and Alaska. No joke.

Dan contributes to NCR's The Field Hospital.

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Napa Institute expands to offer legal, organizational resources to nonprofits

The organization that promotes traditionalist Catholicism announced that the Napa Legal Institute will help connect healthcare and education nonprofits with "Catholic lawyers who can provide legal counsel on corporate, tax and other non-litigation matters."


Parish roundup: Feeding people throughout Missouri; new film about sex trafficking

The Field Hospital: George Elliot's screenplay confronts trafficking victims "Lost in the Shadows"; creating burial clothes for infants; parishes throughout Missouri reach out to the hungry and the flood-ravaged; an anonymous letter about hidden depression.  

Bay Area volunteers head to border to learn from, serve migrants

The Field Hospital: Teams of San Francisco Bay Area volunteers are gearing up to head to El Paso, Texas, to bring tangible support to persons caught in the migration chaos at the Mexico-U.S. border. 

Parish roundup: From Montana to the world; blood drive feat; fields blessed

The Field Hospital: Historic St. Augustine Church welcomes Archbishop Gregory to D.C.; retired NBA referee becomes a deacon; Indiana parishioner, a WW2 veteran, buried on D-Day anniversary.