The Field Hospital: Upheaval at St. John the Evangelist in Waynesville is symptomatic of tensions in the Charlotte diocese between laity and clergy, and between older and younger priests.
Bishop Peter Jugis called on the Charlotte diocese to pray after two nights of violence following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, an African-American.
The Field Hospital: In the small Catholic world of the bucolic North Carolina mountains, this Advent is dawning with discord between parishioners in Waynesville, N.C., and their pastor.
After the Supreme Court on Monday declined to review rulings overturning five states' bans on same-sex marriage, several U.S. bishops criticized the court's inaction and reiterated that according to church teaching, traditional marriage is a union between one man and one woman.
Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley said the court's failure to review the Circuit Court decisions was "deeply disappointing."