February 2019

Vol. 84, No. 2

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An active legacy

By Kaya Oakes
Who paved the way for today’s Catholic social activists?

Black Jesus matters

by Father John Christman, S.S.S.
Find salvation—and solidarity—in these five liberating depictions of Jesus.


Renew the church

by Daniel P. Rhodes
It’s time to give the church to the people—literally.

Breathe Catholic

by Hosffman Ospino
The case for embracing cultural Catholicism.

Reader Survey

Change makers

by Shanna Johnson
U.S. Catholic readers share how they give their money.

Expert Witness

saint-elizabeth-ann-setonAmerican made

an interview with Kathleen Sprows Cummings
Does the United States need a patron saint?

Wise Guides

A quiet life

by David Russell Mosley
Learn from the rich spiritual life of the man behind The Lord of the Rings.


The Examined Life: Daily prayer

By Jessie Bazan
Bullet Journal with an Ignatian twist.

Margin Notes: Accounting 101

By Kevin Clarke
Pentagon spending remains a moral scandal.

Culture in Context: Not a choice

By Danny Duncan Collum
Corners of America still need a reminder that attempting to change same-sex attraction is a harmful endeavor.

At Home with our Faith: Role reversal

By Annemarie Scobey
There are few experiences sweeter than visiting a young adult child overseas.

Testaments: Cautionary tale

By Alice Camille
The spiritual contagion of a proud leader can infect an entire society.

Glad You Asked: Must we call the persons of the Trinity Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

By Teresa Coda


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)