The Field Hospital: Fellow Tyler Wagner brings his passion for the environment to the program's inaugural year at St. Ignatius Church in Portland, Ore.
Distinctly Catholic: At a time when the country desperately needs a strong moral voice, the USCCB is fretting about things that don't matter and tepidly addressing the things that do.
"Food is a pro-life issue because food is about keeping people alive," says Ohio-based Sr. Christine Pratt, longtime leader in the Catholic Rural Life movement.
Election 2016: A Pew survey found one in 10 Catholics have heard clergy voice support or opposition for a particular candidate.
The mines no longer operate.
The large trucks that carried heavy equipment no longer rumble down dirt roads fogging the air with dust.
The workers no longer trudge along those same roads inhaling the dust weighted by the humidity of dawn.
Community opposition succeeded in shutting down mines in Nueva Esperanza in northern Honduras and El Tránsito far to the south near the border of Nicaragua. But to many people in these two small towns the closings serve only as a pyrrhic victory.
NCR Editorial: Laudato Si' places care of the Earth squarely in our Catholic identity and spiritual foundation.
Eco Catholic: Pope Francis one year ago called for dialogue about the state of "our common home." What's been the impact?
Eco Catholic: Parish-level events, social media campaigns and an all-star webinar series mark the environmental document's publication one year ago.
Distinctly Catholic: We have had a year to study the text and to ponder it and to pray over it. Now it is time to take action.
Pope's quotes: Some of our favorite quotes from Pope Francis.