The Field Hospital: All-day confession in diocese of Rockford, Ill.; Parish schools aren't reaching Latino families; "Where's the Catholic Sandy Koufax?"
The Vatican and ABC News orchestrated a virtual audience with the pope for places that he wouldn't be visiting. One was Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago.
Take and Read: Central to the message of Analogical Imagination is the conviction that classics are necessary resources for interpreting our world and our beliefs.
NCR Today: Archbishop Blase Cupich preached March 12 during a Mass celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, asking all Chicagoans to take up the work of restoration.
The Field Hospital: Hispanic ministry focus in Boise, priests going back to school for management skills, walking El Camino
The Field Hospital: The benefit of multiple voices was lost when Bishop Matano ended lay preaching two years ago.
The Field Hospital: Wall Street in the Catholic schools preservation business; parish consolidations loom in Iowa; Syrian refugees settling in Hartford archdiocese.
The Field Hospital: Several Catholic-based outreach efforts for the homeless are underway in Denver, Colo.
The Peace Pulpit: "[Pope Francis] uses that; that's his motto on his coat of arms: Miserando Atque Eligendo -- I am mercied and picked or chosen, loved."
The Field Hospital: Rural parishes seeking to bring together parishioners of different cultures should look to St. Jerome Parish.