Violence stems from a breakdown in communication, Fr. Bob Stiefvater told more than 450 people gathered at All Saints Church in Milwaukee for a Mass of peace Aug. 18.
The Peace Pulpit: "Peace will happen and it is the gift of God as we enter into the work of Jesus to bring about change, to transform our world."
The Field Hospital: The Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville, Ill., was able to develop a small community next door in an environmentally friendly way.
The Field Hospital: New York parish employs sheep as "organic law mowers"; Church vandalized in Bowling Green, Mo.; San Francisco parishes compare notes on going green
Eco Catholic: The sheep -- Faith, Hope and Charity -- are the latest organic lawn mowers at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan.
Eco Catholic: The governor has declared a state of emergency after a tropical storm delivered nearly 2 feet of rain.
Faith and Justice: Deacons do good work for the church, but the truth is that a layperson can do everything that a deacon can do.
The Peace Pulpit: "It's up to us to continue this journey of faith, to follow where Jesus leads us, to change our lives and to follow him."
The Field Hospital: News imagery and the call of Pope Francis compelled Jennifer Harmeling in Peacetree City, Ga., to support a refugee family from Myanmar.
The Field Hospital: Md. church shelters flood victims; Tension after Arab men videotape Ohio Mass; Calif. Catholics provide homeless living in cars with safe parking, shower service