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.
The Field Hospital: A Hmong community has become a part of the permanent life at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Morganton, N.C.
The Field Hospital: Wash. parishioner has ministered to homeless since 2003; Chicago auxiliary bishop visits migrant worker groups; Ga. parish celebrates fourth anniversary of monthly "Addiction Mass"
Biblical hospitality is everyone's responsibility, said Christine Heusinger, associate director of stewardship for the Atlanta archdiocese, in a workshop during the International Catholic Stewardship Council's annual conference.
The media in particular have drawn false conclusions from the pope's apostolic exhortation on the family, Archbishop Alexander Sample wrote in a pastor letter.
The Peace Pulpit: "We can take that vision of Jesus and make it our own. We want to follow him. That's faith."
The Field Hospital: Can parishes help the disabled manage their income? Blue Mass in Alabama; inspired leaders inspire others; a questionable new monastery in Toledo; closed Philly churches are homes.