Simply Spirit: Aside from the usual suspects -- laity and nuns -- bishops are exercising prophetic leadership in opposing the massive deportation of refugees.
The Field Hospital: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio promised immigrants that they "will be the subject of our advocacy and protection as far as we can offer it to you."
Msgr. Kieran Harrington's invocation on the opening night of the Republican National Convention included a request that deliberations "might be earnest and fruitful."
Update: As the New York state legislature plans its annual recess at the end of June, the bill's opponents hope to run out the clock.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is defending immigrants in his weekly essay which seems to take direct aim at Donald Trump and his supporters.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Through his "rewarding and humbling" blog, "The Deacon's Bench," Greg Kandra has been able to reach people worldwide.
Central American women and children fleeing violence in their homelands seek asylum in America, the advocates said, but are treated like criminals.
The bishops recommended replacing the practice with alternative detention programs that would give back immigrants their dignity and due process.
When Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn celebrated a Mass of Hope and Healing for survivors of sexual abuse by the clergy, the mood was pensive.
After all, this had not been done before in this diocese. It was difficult to judge what the reactions would be.
The liturgy was celebrated the evening of April 15 at St. James Cathedral-Basilica in downtown Brooklyn with more than 100 people in the congregation.
The bishop was joined in the procession by Auxiliary Bishops Raymond Chappetto and Octavio Cisneros, 57 priests and 10 deacons.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Fr. Francis Shannon ministers to a poor parish in New York City, but he works to emulate Jesus' attitude toward everyone -- especially animals.