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Our Faith

After a bad homily, this is what I told my kids

Navigating negative experiences in church is tricky business—and an opportunity—for parents.

Indignation is not an emotion I expect to experience during a homily. Inspiration, interest, contemplation, and even occasionally boredom, sure. But the urge to stand up and walk out in a huff, not so much. Yet last December...

June 2024

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CURRENT ISSUE

Fair game

What would a Catholic ethic of hunting look like?
BY REBECCA RANDALL

The Catholics against guns

Some Catholics are finding creative ways to oppose violence and work for peace.
BY KATIE BAHR

Tools for change

RAWtools turns guns into garden tools to mourn lives lost to gun violence.
AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE MARTIN

Peace restored

Nonviolence is a key element of Christian discipleship.
BY NICHOLAS HAYES-MOTA

When will it stop?

A mother reflects on her son’s death due to gun violence.
BY ALDENA BROWN

The Sacred Heart and devotion to it are not inaccessible to queer Catholics. In fact, our experience of marginalization in the church and society may allow us a distinct and valuable insight into how Christ’s heart beats, into who God is. 

Alex Gruber