The Peace Pulpit: "Even when things ... are not going well, deep within us there can be a spirit of deep joy, a sense of peace. How could that happen?"
NCR Today: This is the time of year for my favorite interview: a review of the top religion stories and newsmakers of the year.
The Field Hospital: Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Bremerton, Wash., is one of several Seattle Archdiocesan parishes that "twin" with parishes around the world.
Faith and Justice: The year of mercy reminds us that mercy is not only shown by God. It should also be shown by us. We who have experienced mercy must in turn grant it to others.
Editorial: We have a pope who is inviting -- challenging -- us to ask the most pressing questions of the day.
The Field Hospital: Bronx parish scandal raises big questions; Christians disrupting Catholic services in Las Vegas; parish-based Lutheran dialogue develops in St. Louis.
The Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, and churches and church organizations across the United States have special observances and services planned throughout the year.
The Field Hospital: Oakland-based St. Columba Parish and the organization 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence held a gala of solidarity and remembrance of loved ones lost to gun violence.
Vatican City -- The Catholic Church “neither conducts nor supports” any institutional missionary initiative directed toward Jews, says a Vatican commission.
The Field Hospital: Seattle parish offers overnight hospitality, shelter to homeless; Little Rock grief support ministry conducts special holiday outreach; Ark. Catholic Charities resettles Iraqi family.