August 2020

VOL. 85, NO. 8

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The Parish Issue

Gather us in

BY TERESA CODA

Be the host with the most and welcome newcomers with these tips for parish event planning.

Across the years

BY TERESA CODA

Some of the richest parish friendships are found outside your own age bubble.

Youth Group

BY TERESA CODA

Creativity, communication, and authenticity are key to building relationships with Catholic youth.

Small but mighty

BY BERNARD EVANS

Good pastoral practices empower rural parishes to satisfy a hunger for excellence.

Faith in action

BY ANGELA HOWARD-MCPARLAND

Be a parish that works for justice in addition to charity.

Never again

BY NICHOLAS CAFARDI

Parishes must confront the legacy of clerical sexual abuse head-on.

Columns

THE EXAMINED LIFE

Slow down

BY JESSIE BAZAN
Be where you are and be there well.

SALT & LIGHT

Better together

BY DAVID CLOUTIER
As we return to common life, remember that Catholic teaching calls us to invite in others.

MARGIN NOTES

Summer of love

BY KEVIN CLARKE
Catholics have a healing role to play in the Black Lives Matter movement.

CULTURE IN CONTEXT

Christ-haunted

BY DANNY DUNCAN COLLUM
If this plague could take John Prine, then it could—if we let it—take away the best in us.

TESTAMENTS

Greater than kings

BY ALICE CAMILLE
Any account of leadership must include the saga of the poor.

GLAD YOU ASKED

This is us

BY FATHER BRYAN MASSINGALE

Parish ministry to LGBTQ Catholics is for the good of all.

Money matters

BY CHARLES ZECH

Shine a light on the collection basket and prioritize financial transparency.

Sounding Board

No barriers

BY KAREN JACKSON

Inclusive and accessible parishes are flourishing—but the work of welcoming all is far from done.

Expert Witness

Many parts, one body

AN INTERVIEW WITH BRETT HOOVER

Parishes are becoming ever more diverse, says this theologian.

Wise Guides

The evangelist

BY SHEMAIAH GONZALEZ

Catholic writer Brian Doyle gave readers permission to find God everywhere.

Home Faith

Circles of love

BY LISA RAATIKAINEN

When the labor of family life overwhelms, tiny devotions can lead to grace.

Departments

Editors’ Note
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Reviews
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)