February 2020

Vol. 85, No. 2

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Trump’s Catholics

By Angela Denker
Catholic support for Trump was unprecedented and complicated, despite the easy answer that it was all about abortion.

Power to the people

by Jean Lotus
A peer-to-peer parish ministry offers both religious and practical support to immigrants.


Into the desert

by Christine Valters Paintner
The desert fathers and mothers have much to teach us about the sacredness of life.

Sounding Board

Let us speak

by Jessie Bazan
Should women preach at Mass?

Expert Witness

Data driven

an interview with Shion Guha
AI and ethics aren’t mutually exclusive, says this data scientist.

Wise Guides

Follow your call

by Eric S. Fought
Blessed Solanus Casey inspires a ministry of presence.


The Examined Life: Not at your disposal

By Jessie Bazan
The Earth is a precious gift

Margin Notes: Bail us out

By Kevin Clarke
A practical option for the poor.

Culture in Context: Whose country?

By Danny Duncan Collum
In Ken Burns’ Country Music, learn how a rural art form became a corporate monster.

At Home with our Faith: Language of love

By Annemarie Scobey-Polacheck
We are called to heal by loving

Testaments: Quality control

By Alice Camille
Catholics may not keep kosher, but we can learn something from the Hebrew Bible’s insistence on purity.

Glad You Asked: Could Mary have said “No”?

By Kevin Considine


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)