Faith and Justice: "If you build it, they will come" was the belief of church leaders in the past. A new study indicates that's becoming less true today.
The Field Hospital: Catholic Leadership Institute runs training programs for clergy and parish staff, developing business-oriented leadership skills reshaped for parish life.
The Field Hospital: Church-destroying blaze likely arson; South Philly parishioners face church mergers; Parishioners help fund shipping stained-glass windows overseas.
The Field Hospital: News from Catholic parishes across the United States, including WSJ report on how churches are rethinking religious education; Fla. parish sponsors fundraiser for Haiti; and more
A small c catholic: Today's American religious scene is full of people who have raised important faith questions but find that their faith communities won't or can't engage such questions.
At the Intersection: My move to the City of Brotherly Love that is currently more like a City of Strangers has prompted me to remember the social significance of church.
We say: A shift in demographics, including drops in the number of priests, is changing the face of U.S. Catholicism.