Just Catholic: Pope Francis wants pastors to smell of the sheep. He rails against clericalism, and I think rightly so.
The Field Hospital: Determining credibility under the Dallas Charter; parishioners investigate pastor's finances; the Neocatechumenal Way proves divisive; forming more "intentional disciples" at the parish level.
The Field Hospital: Parishioners' hat drive ministry serves needy; San Francisco archbishop highlights need for ongoing adult faith formation, following results from survey on synod topics
Simply Spirit: I recently listened to a podcast by Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, a Sister of St. Joseph, who spoke eloquently about "arguably the most celebrated woman in the Christian tradition."
The Field Hospital: Fran Wesseling speaks with authority on war's devastation; her son, retired Maj. Darren Baldwin, lives with neurological damage.
The Field Hospital: Congregations doing more service, less politics; Parishioners to finish occupation of Mass. church; What happens when parishioners go rogue
A small c catholic: I hope faith communities will find ways to provide refreshment and restoration for their own clergy.
NCR Today: Leaders of Catholic, Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities in Kansas City came together May 19 to discuss faith responses to the refugee crisis.
After 11 years of defiantly occupying a parish building ordered closed in 2004, the people of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass., are finally handing over the keys.
Distinctly Catholic: I am surprised, first, that this issue has seemingly become the next frontier in the civilizational struggle for equality.