April 2019

Vol. 84, No. 4

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A hard bargain

By Elizabeth Lefebvre
Are Catholic universities living out their mission when it comes to adjunct professors?

After life

by Sister Mary Petrosky, F.M.M.
To leave a lasting legacy, prepare a spiritual will.


Family matters

by Jacob Kohlhaas
Catholic teaching on work-family balance demands tidy—and unrealistic—gender roles.

To the foundations

by Elyse Raby
How the church forms ministers is crucial, says a new report on the clergy sex abuse crisis.

Sounding Board

Community affairs

by Patricia Morrison
How many ministries are too many?

Expert Witness

Do no harm

an interview with Sheri Bartlett Browne
A history professor and hospital chaplain highlights the racial disparity in our health care system.

Practicing Catholic

Word by word

by Jean P. Kelly
An avid reader finds peace in practicing lectio divina.


The Examined Life: Loaded language

By Meghan J. Clark
Let your prayer be for the good news of the gospels.

Margin Notes: Pope Vegan the First?

By Kevin Clarke
There is practical Lenten wisdom in a publicity stunt.

Culture in Context: Facing death

By Jessica Mesman
Remembering mortality is a dusty practice worth reviving.

At Home with our Faith: Anger management

By Annemarie Scobey
Release the tight chains of anger.

Testaments: Prime directive

By Alice Camille
Can Star Trek help explain free will?

Glad You Asked: What was Jesus like as a child?

By Alice Camille


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)