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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Parish roundup: Portland homelessness; cry rooms; IDs for immigrants

The Field Hospital: Portland Catholics explore ways to help the homeless; questioning cry rooms; parish copes with reconfiguration, sex abuse fallout; comeback for old-time devotions.

Deacon proposes dialogue after bishop's letter on 'Humanae Vitae'

The Field Hospital: Deacon Don Zirkel wrote to Bishop Barres of Rockville Centre, New York, suggesting they go on the road around the diocese, talking up responsible parenthood and the joy of marriage.

Voice of the Faithful convenes to discuss church reform in abuse, finances

The Voice of the Faithful conference Oct. 6 was called timely by the organization's president, Mary Pat Fox, who welcomed about 300 participants and said, "We have found ourselves in another Earth-shattering moment." 

Corporate responsibility forum reminds businesses about ethics

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility has been trying to convince corporate investors and executives of that wider picture for nearly 50 years.