Updated with video: The San Diego diocese held a synod process Oct. 29-30 to develop achievable ways to implement Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, in daily church life.
The Field Hospital: Newly created All Saints Church commissioned his artwork to symbolize unity among its four merged parishes.
The Peace Pulpit: "Every person is made in the image of God. Sometimes we forget that; we look down on people."
"Tremendous synergy" has been created by the concerns, insights, and hopes shared by nearly 2,000 participants in recent listening sessions and working group ahead of the diocesan synod Oct. 28-29.
Pew study: Millennials are 27 percent more likely to have been raised in a religiously diverse family than those born before 1946.
The Field Hospital: Our Father’s Table ministry to homeless cuts ribbon on headquarters; Catholics weigh in on gentrification; Seattle-area parishioners commit to "just peace."
The Peace Pulpit: "Will we be people who believe in Jesus … even in those times of stress and difficulty where there seems to be darkness?"
The Field Hospital: St. Pius X Parish in Middletown, Conn., is developing a musical about its parish patron. A volunteer cast performed songs last summer.
The Field Hospital: What is needed for Hispanic Catholics; married music minister fired; focus on welcoming in parishes; St. Sabina church in Chicago celebrates centennial.
Eco Catholic: The diocese has been helping victims deal with the stress of "letting go" and adjusting to a "new normal" so they can recover materially and emotionally.