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Parish roundup: A model for future church; Grand Canyon chapel

The Field Hospital: "Personal" parishes for every taste are on the increase; Montana reservations got predatory priests; church in a struggling Kansas town; South Carolina Catholics.

Bishop DiLorenzo dies; headed Diocese of Richmond since 2004

Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond died at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond late Aug. 17 from heart and kidney failure. He was 75.

NCR reflects on, celebrates solar eclipse

The Solar Eclipse: The reflection and prayer that NCR staff used before our solar eclipse party -- sun and moon decorations to fit the theme -- celebrated creation, communion and the awesome wonder of God.

Catholic Church needs to be out there resisting bigotry

NCR Today: We have lost the social activism of the '60s, but our clergy needs to be in the streets more now than perhaps any time in our history.

Links for 08/22/17

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: In Boston, protesting -- and bringing signs -- to support a more inclusive America ; Gingrich goes to 'spouse school'; courage during cowardice.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: It seems Francis himself has recognized the humor inherent in being pope. "Francis," the comic strip, picks up on that cue.

Morning Briefing

Morning Briefing: Children of priests; South Sudan church and its challenges; World's response to refugees; Disabled youth find a home with Chinese sisters

Was I lost and now am found? Who came looking for me?

Soul Seeing: Hungry for reconnection, did I begin this faith journey thinking it was my big idea all along? Only to be met, and embraced, halfway into it?

Saint’s statue defaced amid Confederate monuments debate

Over the weekend, the battle over monuments to controversial figures extended to California, where a statue of a Catholic saint, Fr. Junipero Serra, was vandalized in Los Angeles.

Eclipse thrills, inspires viewers to admire the precision of creation

People from all across the country came to Hopkinsville, Kentucky — aka, "Eclipseville" — for a chance to see the celestial event.