The Peace Pulpit: "Those are the roles that we are to carry out then in following Jesus."
While Bishop Kevin Farrell roundly condemned a new Texas gun carry law that went into effect this month, other Texas bishops are, metaphorically, holding their fire.
Eco Catholic: The Catholic community in Michigan is ramping up its efforts to support Flint residents affected by the recent crisis that left thousands of households with lead-contaminated tap water.
The Field Hospital: Twin Cities parishioners provide shelter, meals and warmth to the homeless; El Paso Diocese says no guns in parishes; multi-ethnic N.J. church vandalized
Eco Catholic: The pastoral letter, titled The Telling Takes Us Home, seeks to give this often-overlooked region a public voice with a universal echo.
Young Voices: Most of the world understands Christmas to be over. But it is now that the true work of Christmas begins.
The Peace Pulpit: "We must heed the message of Francis, Francis who is heeding the message of Jesus. He came into this world for all people."
Two years after a tornado flattened their church and devastated their town, members of St. Barbara Parish packed the pews Dec. 19 as their new church building was dedicated.
The Field Hospital: St. Lucy's Parish in Syracuse emulates Pope Francis by reaching out to the poor through a variety of programs.
In interviews with church personnel who work with divorced and remarried Catholics, NCR discovered different interpretations of the synod's recommended use of "internal forum."