Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
The Field Hospital: Catholic/LGBT relations are changing, but not everywhere; parishioners march 52 miles for immigrant rights; Montreal Archdiocese requires fingerprinting; the benefits of short homilies.
The Field Hospital: Ministry to the homeless, the deaf, Native Americans in Colorado; remembering closed parishes in New Orleans; celebrating reopened parishes in Cleveland.
Distinctly Catholic: Amid a divided church and a divided polity, look to Cardinals Blase Cupich and Joseph Tobin to increasingly drive the hierarchy's message in the public square.
Catholic schools across the state and country are struggling. The Newark archdiocese alone closed four of its 70 elementary schools this year.