April 2017

Vol. 82, No. 4

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No hate, no fear

by Wyatt Massey
After a hate crime, one community created a window to peace through art.

Out of service

by Heather Grennan Gary
Fewer people are applying to long-term, faith-based volunteer programs. Has service fallen out of favor?


The Chicago Cubs and the mystery of faith

by Jay Bouchard
A baseball team teaches a fan about belief.

For crying out loud

by Rachel Mans McKenny
Despite tears, parents shouldn’t be shut out during Mass.

Sounding Board

TV guide

by Molly Jo Rose
Can kids learn anything from TV? This mom says yes.

Expert Witness

Home equity?

an interview with Natalie Y. Moore
We can’t stay silent about segregation, says this journalist.

Practicing Catholic

As I have loved you

by Meghan Murphy-Gill
A new mom reflects on Jesus’ greatest commandment.


The Examined Life: A Good Friday people

By Meghan Clark
Christ is crucified in the world’s oppressed. What will be their resurrection?

Margin Notes: A basic income

By Kevin Clarke
What if public aid could be truly liberating instead of incapacitating?

Culture in Context: Healing presence

By Jessica Mesman Griffith
Disney’s Moana explores the power of female friendship.

Testaments: Brave new world

By Alice Camille
Use the new and unknown as an opportunity for spiritual growth.


Glad You Asked: Were women at the Last Supper?

By Alice Camille

 At Home with our Faith: Choose children

By Annemarie Scobey
It’s time for the pro-life movement to adopt a wider stance.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)