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. 

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Church reform groups support call for Year of the Laity

The Field Hospital: Participants from groups such as Catholic Church Reform International and Call to Action will be urging an increased role for the laity in the church. 

Healing conflicts amid closures and consolidations, a case study

The Field Hospital: The "Midvale Diocese" shared an intense transition discussion meeting where leaders worked out mergers and other changes, so others could learn from the process.

Parish roundup: honoring Romero, Rother; selling NYC air rights

The Field Hospital: Refugees welcomed in Toledo and St. Paul; religious sister presides at a wedding; Raleigh closes its overflowing cathedral; tragedy ends carnival rides.

Opening doors to Latinos invigorates North Carolina parish

The Field Hospital: Saturday vigil Masses at Our Lady of the Assumption in Charlotte are a sign of the wider church in the U.S.: an aging Anglo population, replenished by Latino immigrants making parishes their own.