Peter Feuerherd is NCR news editor. 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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Accuser and excommunicated priest both wait as sexual violation case drags on

Suspended over allegations of sexual exploitation of a woman, Fr. Jeremy Leatherby was excommunicated only after he refused to acknowledge Pope Francis and Sacramento's Bishop Soto during the Eucharistic Prayer.

Catholics join protests and 'Wall of Moms' in Portland, Oregon

In Portland, Oregon, police and Black Lives Matter protesters have clashed downtown for more than two months. NCR talks to Catholic activists in Portland about their call and compares the response of Archbishop Alexander Sample.

Returning churchgoers greeted with new normal of distance and disinfectant

Eric Spacek, risk control manager for Church Mutual Insurance, based in Merrill, Wisconsin, shares best practices for churches that are reopening for in-person Mass in the U.S.

Long Island parishioners prepare return from pandemic exile

St. Bernard's staff members say that the parish lost about two dozen parishioners to COVID-19, and now that restrictions are easing, like in 17,000 other U.S. parishes, they wonder whether people will return to Mass and sacraments in person.