The prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has urged priests and bishops to celebrate Masses "ad orientem," or facing away from the congregation.
Some still disagree about the meaning behind Pope Francis' exhortation on marriage and family, three months after it was published.
The Field Hospital: A growing number of businesses and nonprofits are providing church leaders with modern outreach and organizational tools to improve their parishes.
Young Voices: This Sunday's Gospel, the story of the Good Samaritan, is all too familiar to us, but we must be careful not to confuse familiarity with presumptive knowledge.
The Field Hospital: Free dental clinic wins national honor; Nurse recognized for serving Okla. parish; Parishes across U.S. field health ministries
The Peace Pulpit: "We have to act in the opposite way -- return love for hate, nonviolence for violence."
The Field Hospital: We look at another tool for pastors feeling the pressures of managing what is in effect a large business while at the same time striving to be faith leaders.
Young Voices: My career as a lay minister thus far has been life-giving, but there has also been a tug to ordination that I have suppressed since I was a girl.
The Field Hospital: Outreach to LGBT community; no new El Paso church; Boston helping refugees; closing Chicago church; Minnesota merger; people prefer the Newman Center; steal a million, owe no explanation.
NCR Today: A Baptist leader in Sacramento said the Orlando shooting was a good thing; this is not a Christian response.