Peter Feuerherd is a correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter's Field Hospital, an ongoing series on parish life in the United States and Canada. Feuerherd is a veteran of the Catholic and religious press, having written for Commonweal, St. Anthony Messenger, and diocesan newspapers in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Albany, Long Island and New York City. He is the winner of numerous Catholic Press Association and religious press awards and is the author of "Holy Land USA: A Catholic Ride Through America's Evangelical Landscape" (Crossroad). Feuerherd writes from Queens, NY, where he is also an adjunct professor of journalism at St. John's University. He is a regular on the basketball courts of the borough. 

Peter contributes to NCR's The Field Hospital.

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Former parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary in Detroit miss how it used to be

The Field Hospital: The congregation at Our Lady of the Rosary in Detroit has always been small, but parishioners say that attendance at Sunday Mass is about a third of what it used to be. Some say the reason is that the parish is now an oratory and Fr. Daniel Jones pastor.

Parish roundup: Outdoor weddings; Arkansas growth; black Catholic history

The Field Hospital: Baltimore Archdiocese reaches out to young adults with wedding change; Laudato Si' in Belleville parishes; a church survives in a Nebraska ghost town.

Experts on multicultural parishes share best ways to create community

The Field Hospital: Some 36 percent of all American parishes are now designated as bicultural. Brett Hoover and Hosffman Ospino, two experts on multicultural ministry, agree: The church needs to get this right as it moves into the future.

Parish Roundup: Ordination trend; World War II priest sainthood

The Field Hospital: Breaking language barriers; men being ordained at new, higher rate; Hartford Archdiocese members want Fr. Thomas Conway of the USS Indianapolis to be made a saint; a parish nurse in East Texas is a lifeline