More and more, special training is needed for church members who arrive when disasters or terror strike.
The Field Hospital: Fr. Robert Kus shares entries from the journal he has kept while serving as a busy parish priest.
The Peace Pulpit: "When you go down to the deepest level of where everything comes from, it's all a gift from God."
The Field Hospital: A parish run by a sister instead of a priest; Illinois parish volunteering in Alaska; hall-of-famer comes to church in Cooperstown; legal help is a new ministry; another church is a PokeStop.
A small c catholic: Ecumenical dialogue requires good listening -- especially when speaking with a priest in the cathedral where he serves as rector.
The Omaha Byzantine Catholic Community in Nebraska seems off to a good start with two baptisms since its official inauguration as an outreach of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma this past spring.
The new Eastern Catholic community is the result of a grassroots effort begun about 18 months ago by Catholic layman Matthew Willkom.
The Field Hospital: "Pokémon Go” players invade churches; Consolidation plans make Ind. parishioners nervous; La. youth minister connects Latinos with church
Marcos Gonzalez Villalba, the Shreveport diocese's first diocesan Hispanic youth and young adult coordinator, has been helping parishes reach out to young Latinos and provide groups for them.
The Peace Pulpit: "There are millions and millions of people who have been driven from their homes by violence. ... They need to be welcomed, to be taken in."
The Field Hospital: Community in Oakland diocese says goodbye to Fr. Don MacKinnon, " 'Kunpah,' father to us all, speaker for us all, speaker of the clan."