NCR Today: Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, and Mass can focus both on the Gospel and the somber mood surrounding the day.
U.S. Catholic bishops are calling on dioceses and communities around the nation to participate in a day of peace and dialogue Friday.
This upcoming Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. In this month's issue of Celebration, we explore preparing music that expresses compassion, anger and remembrance for the Church community. Read more on how to incorporate these elements with impactful lectionary themes into your music this Sunday at CelebrationPublications.org.
NCR Today: I think Francis has it right, "It is not by proselytizing that the church grows, but by attraction."
The Field Hospital: Scores lined up to take photos with a Pope Francis cutout at a parish table during the Rotary outdoor festival in Downers Grove, Ill.
The Field Hospital: Tampa parish's founder dies; Sept. 9 is Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities; San Diego diocese goes solar
As the body count rises in the Philippines' war on drugs, a Catholic priest is trying to create a space where healing takes precedence over killing.
Officials of the Baton Rouge diocese’s Hispanic Apostolate expressed concern about encounters with the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security via email and a personal visit in the days following August's historic flooding.
Julia Scarnato, who recently joined the apostolate staff, and Fr. Eliecer Montanez-Grimaldos, chaplain, questioned if the government agency may have been using the office as an unwilling conduit to track down and arrest immigrants living in the country illegally.
A Roman Observer – A talk by Pope Francis and news of seminarians moving into new digs raises questions about priestly formation.
The Peace Pulpit: "Rather, draw them in, become the one human family, living in peace and goodness and love that Jesus calls us to be."