April 2018

Vol. 83, No. 4

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Family forward

By Jennon Bell Hoffmann
Catholic institutions should strive for the best possible family leave policies.

An early spring

by Elizabeth Lefebvre
Where is the church on LGBT issues today?


Biblical families

by Candida Moss
Scripture has a lot to say about fertility.

Illuminate the darkness

by Jessie Bazan
A pastoral response to depression requires more than just listening.

Sounding Board

Money talks

by Meghan Murphy-Gill

When is the right time to teach your children about giving money to the church?

Expert Witness

A bridge to the margins

an interview with Father James Martin, S.J.
This Jesuit priest says conversation is the best way to build bridges between LGBT people and the church.

Practicing Catholic

Dearly departed

by Patrick Gallagher
Don’t forget about this corporal work of mercy.


The Examined Life: The languages of faith

By Meghan J. Clark
The Holy Spirit reveals unity in diversity.

Margin Notes: Global softball

By Kevin Clarke
How to win friends and influence the world without sending in the army.

Culture in Context: A dangerous edge

By Jessica Mesman Griffith
Righteous anger from women brings hope, not despair.

Testaments: Let’s talk

By Alice Camille
To move toward interfaith alliances, don’t be afraid to have a conversation about who God is to you.


Glad You Asked: Why do we call the Resurrection ‘Easter’?

By Emily Sanna

At Home with our Faith: Chat room

By Annemarie Scobey
Teens need open discussions about sex and relationships, and it’s never too late to start.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)