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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No 'church of nice' for Church Militant

Beyond the intra-church skirmishing, much of the Church Militant operation acts like any other news operation, but it remains a counterweight to the widespread consensus that has emerged in much of the Christian world.

Parish roundup: Help in wake of wildfires; good innkeepers; pastoral councils

The Field Hospital: The Sacramento Diocese and Knights of Columbus aid fire recovery; parish closings in Philadelphia and Chicago; consolation ministers support the grieving.

Jewish economist says Catholic social teaching is his moral compass

Jeffrey Sachs, whom Time magazine once dubbed "the world's best known economist," can rattle off the names and impacts of papal social encyclicals as well as any Catholic theologian. The documents, he says, reinforced his early studies at Harvard.

Voice of the Faithful releases second annual diocesan finance report

"Measuring and Ranking Diocesan Online Financial Transparency" charted 177 dioceses across the United States, and discovered that most were not open about their financial statements.