After 11 years of defiantly occupying a parish building ordered closed in 2004, the people of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass., are finally handing over the keys.
Distinctly Catholic: I am surprised, first, that this issue has seemingly become the next frontier in the civilizational struggle for equality.
NCR Today: The couple, Greg Bourke and Michael De Leon, were plaintiffs in the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled same-sex marriage constitutional.
The Field Hospital: Destigmatizing mental illness; Jesuits work alongside migrant workers; 95-year-old sacristan, WWII vet who liberated German concentration camps, serves needy
The Field Hospital: The Burts, a Catholic family in Portland, Ore., share a spare bedroom in their home with those in need of a place to stay.
The Peace Pulpit: "We must break down those barriers of hatred that separate us from one another in this world, that bring about so much violence and killing."
NCR Today: Spearheaded by Archbishop Blase Cupich, the new policy provides employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and includes fathers who have recently had a child.
What does it mean to have "a pastoral mindset"? Kurtz said the topic has been one of ongoing discussion for several years among him and his priests in Louisville.
The Field Hospital: Minn. parish bookkeeper pleads not guilty to $200K theft; Vt. priest suspended for funds misuse, bad language; Cleveland church doubles tenants' rent, then backs off
The Field Hospital: Ind. parish prevents probable closing, then celebrates; what the oldest U.S. priests are up to; nonprofit provides visual healthcare to underprivileged.