January 2021

VOL. 86, NO. 1

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Features

Holy families

BY DON CLEMMER

There’s more than one way for a marriage to be fruitful.

woman with child working at home

Family Care

BY ANGELA DENKER

The child care crisis has shown just how essential ‘invisible workers’ are.

Columns

THE EXAMINED LIFE

Mother comforting her daughter

Unbreakable

BY EMILY SANNA
It’s never too late to make amends.

CULTURE IN CONTEXT

A wedding from Expecting Amy

Warts and all

BY PAMELA HILL NETTLETON
Expecting Amy and Schitt’s Creek get families right.

SALT & LIGHT

the sacred heart

Have mercy on us

BY MEGHAN J. CLARK
Reclaiming devotion to the Sacred Heart can draw today’s faithful into a deep reflection about where our own hearts are directed.

MARGIN NOTES

traffic crossing

Dodging dollars

BY KEVIN CLARKE
Is tax evasion sinful?

TESTAMENTS

healing of blind man

Healing mysteries

BY ALICE CAMILLE
Let’s add to the mysteries of the rosary.

GLAD YOU ASKED

a man and woman at sunset

What does it mean to say that Eve is Adam’s ‘helpmeet’?

BY ALICE CAMILLE

Departments

Editors’ Note
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Reviews
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)

Expert Witness

Samantha Power

From immigrant to idealist

an interview with Samantha Power
Faith and idealism fuel the lifelong activism of the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Essays

woman in front of stained glass

Single fellowship

BY JANA M. BENNETT
Some Catholics are single; that doesn’t mean they are alone.

Stained glass of Mary and Jesus

Unto us a child is born

BY AGNES R. HOWARD
Pregnancy underscores the work we all do to care for one another.

Sounding Board

Good work

BY SIMEIQI HE
Your job, your child, your spouse—they’re all part of the vocation of love.

Practicing Catholic

photo album

Find your roots

BY MSGR. BERNARD W. BOURGEOIS
A Catholic traces the strands of faith in his family tree.

Home Faith

running shoes

Lace up

BY SUSAN SALAZ
Running puts prayer into graceful motion.