VOL. 86, NO. 4
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A new age
BY DON CLEMMER
It’s the beginning of an age of mercy—though you might have missed it.
BY RHONDA MISKA
Catholic sexuality education for high schoolers must go further than the birds and the bees.
THE EXAMINED LIFE
BY TOM McGANN, C.M.F.
At every stage of life, music brings meaning.
CULTURE IN CONTEXT
Secular and sacred
BY ERIC T. STYLES
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom gives us a window into the complexity of Black human living.
SALT & LIGHT
BY MEGHAN J. CLARK
HeLa cells reveal the possibility and brokenness of our world.
Ban the bomb
BY KEVIN CLARKE
Nukes have been abolished. Someone tell Uncle Sam.
Let there be legends
BY ALICE CAMILLE
Scripture isn’t the whole story, but a collection of episodes from a deep tribal memory.
GLAD YOU ASKED
Why do Catholics sing at Mass?
BY BRADLEY R. VANDEN BRANDEN, O. PRAEM.
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)
Together in harmony
an interview with Daniel K. L. Chua
All creation really does sing, says this professor of music.
BY KEVIN P. CONSIDINE
A high school teacher finds unexpected grace in a young Chicago rapper.
Instruments of peace
BY JEROME P. MONACHINO
Organs, guitars, and drums each have a place in the liturgy.
Rise and Shine
BY JOHN T. GROSSO
The early bird gets quiet time with God.
BY DON CLEMMER
Sometimes calling out your loved ones is the nicest thing to do.