The Field Hospital: News from Catholic parishes across the United States, including WSJ report on how churches are rethinking religious education; Fla. parish sponsors fundraiser for Haiti; and more
NCR Conference: Jamie Manson says that young adults today aren’t born into a community that will surround them and support them for the rest of their lives.
The Field Hospital: Tampa parish contributes $93K for first new Catholic church in Cuba, since Castro revolution; "Mass Mob" movement continues; Parish sign reminds that "Jesus Had Two Dads."
NCR Today: Last Friday, only hours before the ISIS attack on Paris, I interviewed Rabbi Sacks as he was visiting Washington, D.C. He is the author of a new book which could not be more timely. It is called Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence.
Distinctly Catholic: There is a question hanging over this plenary meeting of the U.S. bishops: Did Pope Francis come here two months ago?
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, said Catholic leaders need to approach the court's decision much like they did the Roe v. Wade court decision legalizing abortion.
During Call to Action's 2015 conference, about 30 former and active church workers shared stories of how they and others laboring for the church had been fired, ostracized and maltreated.
The 39th annual Call to Action conference covered a variety of issues, including the transgender experience, the journey of the undocumented immigrant, and the firing of LGBT church workers.
Highlighting Pope Francis’s instructions to the hierarchy, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, USCCB president, opened the body’s annual fall meeting with a reflection on the upcoming year of mercy.
"The end is near!"
One of my favorite cartoons about the end of the world shows the bearded ascetic with his warning sign, which says something like: "The end is not coming. You have to learn to cope with it along with the rest of us!"