The Field Hospital: The Catholic church in a dynamic bedroom community outside of Manhattan has won recognition for its administrative excellence and been able to grow its ministries and staff.
The Field Hospital: Former Secret Service agent trains Maine churches; retired priests now outnumber active in Albany; grief lingers in Newtown; Vincentians meet in Philadelphia.
The Field Hospital: Fr. Philip Bochanski says Courage feels supported by Pope Francis' encouragement to accompany those "with same-sex attraction" on their spiritual journeys.
The Field Hospital: Prayers bolster injured 17-year-old in Louisiana; Colorado Springs liturgy expresses solidarity with immigrants; St. Ann Place ministers to homeless and hungry in Florida.
The Field Hospital: At St. Anne, participants reflected upon issues such as immigration, the economy, prejudice and poorly run government, with prayers interspersed by Pope Francis' words.
The Field Hospital: Wisconsin parishes visit Belize; San Francisco Catholics march for immigrants, peace; grant to fund young adult outreach; gay grandson can't sing at funeral.
The Peace Pulpit: "I hope that as we spend this final week of preparation for celebrating the birth of Jesus, that we dwell for a while on Joseph."
The Field Hospital: Parishioner shares childhood memories of serving the homeless; Vietnam vet is mainstay of Texas parish; Portland archbishop’s bilingual homily supports immigrants
The Field Hospital: It fits right in with the fabric of parish life that Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church has an Advent creche proclaiming "Jesus the Global Refugee."
The Field Hospital: What makes a great parish? Kentucky Catholics converge to promote social justice; Churches carry economic clout; Texas diocese buys golf course to build new parish.