The Field Hospital: Parishioners in Oregon, Illinois and Washington are taking an active interest in issues pertaining to the Middle East.
The Field Hospital: The San Francisco-based Gubbio Project opens the back two-thirds of St. Boniface Church to those living on the streets so they can rest in safety.
The Field Hospital: In Cincinnati, nearly 900 prepare to join church this Easter; parish cemetery remains found in Fla.; Ind. parishioners continue mission trips, undeterred by Zika virus
A small c catholic: One way to achieve religious harmony in America is to teach young people that they need not fear pluralism.
NCR Today: Pope Francis has made a change to the Roman Missal officially permitting the washing of women's feet in the Holy Thursday ritual, and for some, this change is disturbing.
NCR Today: As a Capuchin, I was both edified and challenged by Pope Francis' words to the Capuchins last week.
The parish's annual celebration started in 1999 when Deacon Keith McKnight introduced the custom by inviting congregants to pray, celebrate, tell their family story and share a meal.
The Field Hospital: Montana youth group cleans headstones of veterans' graves; Calif. parishioners send care packages to active military; San Francisco parish hosts bus with shower facilities for homeless.
I grew up, like most Catholics, thinking that Lent was a gloomy season when we stopped singing "Alleluia!" and eating candy because we had to be sorry for our sins for 40 days. The only good part about Lent was that I just might get to go to the parish fish fry on Friday evening and run around with my grade school buddies.
Sadly, I'm not sure that my understanding of Lent matured much more than that until recent years.
The Peace Pulpit: "As Jesus was anointed priest, prophet and king, so are you anointed as a member of his body unto everlasting life."