February 2013

Vol. 78, No. 2


Inter-religious ed

By Katie Bahr
Though their campuses are more likely to have a Mary statue than a mosque, more Muslim students find they fit right in at Catholic universities.

Web-only sidebar: 

Non-Christian students at Catholic universities


Investing in futures

By Kristen Hannum
Benefactors see big returns in supporting Catholic education. Their contributions are building a solid foundation for schools that once struggled to stay in business.


Philadelphia’s grand experiment


Show me the way

An interview with theologian Thomas Groome
Forget the Baltimore Catechism, says this religious education scholar. Our own religious practice makes the perfect teaching tool when it comes to passing on the faith to our kids.

Web-only sidebar: More from Groome on secularism and passing on the faith

Sounding Board

Make a deposit of faith

By Rose Marie Berger
Since the big banks can’t account for their greedy practices, Catholics should consider withdrawing their support of these financial giants. In Feedback readers consider putting their money where their faith is.


(Essays, short stories, and poems are not available online.)

Why don’t they love Jesus?

By James Ball
Some religious educators could use a little refresher on how the Catholic Church views people of other faiths.

A poem lauding rhombi for my brother the mathematician

By Brian Doyle

Wise Guides: True Christian

By Kathy Coffey
In the face of great danger, this Trappist monk held fast to his principles and his courage.


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)

Culture in Context: Music, film, and book reviews

At Home with Our Faith  (Family spirituality)

Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)

Glad You Asked: What is the New Evangelization?


The Examined Life: Access denied
By Bryan Cones

Margin Notes: No small sacrifice
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: Sexual healing
By Patrick McCormick

Testaments: Close encounters
By Alice Camille
Homepage image by Tom A. Wright