The Field Hospital: English-speaking parishes in Montreal may close; diversity abounds in U.S. church; conferences address evangelization; parishes utilize adult altar servers.
Catholic institutions and ministries need to adapt and prepare for growing diversity, according to a report presented to U.S. bishops Nov. 15.
Many attendees of the Detroit archdiocese's Synod '16 talked about the Nov. 18-20 synod beginning the process of healing for an archdiocese that has faced many difficulties.
The Field Hospital: Study showed Connecticut led the nation with a 10-percent drop in self-identifying Catholics over seven years. NCR asked leaders and scholars why.
Approximately 400 participants will convene on Friday for the archdiocese's first synod in almost 50 years, which will focus on evangelization, transformation and innovation.
NCR Today: Reaching out to Latino and Hispanic Catholics, Pope Francis said varied languages and cultural traditions "have shaped the changing face of the American Church."
Baltimore: Except for brief references in a few committee reports, Pope Francis' April teaching document on marriage and family life received very little attention.
Updated Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m.: Comments from Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput added.
Vatican City -- Cardinal-designate Kevin Farrell believes the U.S. bishops as a whole should have discussed pastoral guidelines for implementing Pope Francis' exhortation on the family before individual bishops began issuing guidelines for their own dioceses.
The Field Hospital: Breaking the silence around domestic abuse; a megachurch for Catholics for a change; Boston group starting its own parish; a look inside another closing.
USCCB meeting: The plan sets priorities for evangelization, marriage and family life, human life and dignity, vocations and religious freedom.