August 2018

Vol. 83, No. 8

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Grace at work

By Rosie McCarty
More than memories live in the archives of religious communities. These collections are a testament to American history.

Pack your faith

by Jessie Bazan
Your college packing list this fall should include more than extra-long sheets and a shower caddy.


Off the rack

by Sarah Butler Schueller
Your wedding dress doesn’t have to be one-of-a-kind. Neither do your vows.

Intended for all ages

by Emily Sanna
Should churches do away with young adult programming?

Sounding Board

Becoming true disciples

by Diana Macalintal
Welcoming new Catholics takes a community.

Expert Witness

Rural matters

an interview with James Ennis
Rural Catholics have an important voice, says the director of Catholic Rural Life, and the church ought to listen.

Wise Guides

A man for others

by Wyatt Massey
Journalist James Foley made it his life’s mission to share the lives of those too often ignored.


The Examined Life: Let’s not forget

By Jessie Bazan
Keep in mind those moving through life after loss.

Margin Notes: Where the bullet lands

By Kevin Clarke
A 10-year cycle of violence in Gaza diminishes the history of everyone.

Culture in Context: Making sense of Sunday

By Danny Duncan Collum
The authority to interpret the Bible has to rest on something other than the ability to draw the biggest crowd.

Testaments: Rules of engagement

By Alice Camille
What we say matters, and the louder the talk the closer it is to worthless.


Glad You Asked: Can God learn?

By Susan A. Ross

At Home with our Faith: Culture shift

By Annemarie Scobey
Parenting isn’t like it used to be.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)