Parish roundup: Tobin welcomes LGBT group to cathedral; dealing with postpartum depression

Cardinal Joseph Tobin greets people after celebrating Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral in Newark March 1. (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz)

A change in New Jersey: Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, welcomes an LGBT Catholic group to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

On the heels of the massive consolidations of the Archdiocese of Hartford parishes, the neighboring Diocese of Norwich follows [subscription required].

What Catholic parishes can do for women with postpartum depression.

Howells, Nebraska, has just about 550 people. But it has two Catholic parishes. Reasons go back to an old feud between German and Bohemian homesteaders. Whether the two churches can continue as separate entities is now a question.

Massachusetts parishes honored for hiring people with mental illness.

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

Parishes in Nebraska educate Catholics about church teaching on the death penalty.

A Greek artist goes to a Wisconsin parish to restore classic murals.

A "Mass Mob" hits a historic Buffalo church.

Baltimore parishioners respond to a plea from their archbishop to create a more hospitable church.

[Peter Feuerherd covers parish life for NCR. Read more stories by him in the Field Hospital series.]

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