The Field Hospital: Wall Street in the Catholic schools preservation business; parish consolidations loom in Iowa; Syrian refugees settling in Hartford archdiocese.
The Field Hospital: Several Catholic-based outreach efforts for the homeless are underway in Denver, Colo.
The Peace Pulpit: "[Pope Francis] uses that; that's his motto on his coat of arms: Miserando Atque Eligendo -- I am mercied and picked or chosen, loved."
The Field Hospital: Rural parishes seeking to bring together parishioners of different cultures should look to St. Jerome Parish.
The Field Hospital: Laywoman leads a Baltimore parish; Iowa diocese plans parish consolidation; Byzantine-rite parish aids the people of Flint, Mich.
A small c catholic: As debate raged about a replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, another conversation surfaced about Scalia's Catholic faith.
When Kellsey McGuire and her service dog, Jasper, were denied access to a public school in Illinois in February 2014, a Catholic school welcomed them both with open arms.
The Field Hospital: San Diego bishop sees border as "place which unites us"; Wash. volunteers assist low-income seniors with chores; Boise diocese shares Christianity with public high school students.
The Peace Pulpit: "Surely it helps that we become a community. Your example of faith strengthens my faith. That's true for every one of us here."
The Field Hospital: While a relatively new priest, Fr. Garry Koch, 58, jokes readily that he is an expert on seminary education under five popes, having experienced all of them.