Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
Citing costs, the archdiocese said it is dropping its challenge to a state law that bans religious cemeteries from selling headstones, but "we continue to believe that the law is unjust."
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.