Faith and Justice: Deacons do good work for the church, but the truth is that a layperson can do everything that a deacon can do.
The Peace Pulpit: "It's up to us to continue this journey of faith, to follow where Jesus leads us, to change our lives and to follow him."
The Field Hospital: News imagery and the call of Pope Francis compelled Jennifer Harmeling in Peacetree City, Ga., to support a refugee family from Myanmar.
The Field Hospital: Md. church shelters flood victims; Tension after Arab men videotape Ohio Mass; Calif. Catholics provide homeless living in cars with safe parking, shower service
More and more, special training is needed for church members who arrive when disasters or terror strike.
The Field Hospital: Fr. Robert Kus shares entries from the journal he has kept while serving as a busy parish priest.
The Peace Pulpit: "When you go down to the deepest level of where everything comes from, it's all a gift from God."
The Field Hospital: A parish run by a sister instead of a priest; Illinois parish volunteering in Alaska; hall-of-famer comes to church in Cooperstown; legal help is a new ministry; another church is a PokeStop.
A small c catholic: Ecumenical dialogue requires good listening -- especially when speaking with a priest in the cathedral where he serves as rector.
The Omaha Byzantine Catholic Community in Nebraska seems off to a good start with two baptisms since its official inauguration as an outreach of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma this past spring.
The new Eastern Catholic community is the result of a grassroots effort begun about 18 months ago by Catholic layman Matthew Willkom.