January 2017

Vol. 82, No. 1

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Urban presence

By Pamela Hill Nettleton
A contemplative order of nuns makes caring for a neighborhood their monastic mission.


Where and who you are

Six writers reflect on the challenges—and rewards—of finding community.


In her shoes

an interview with Barbara E. Reid, O.P.
Women have something powerful to offer when interpreting the Bible, says this scripture scholar.

Sounding Board

Get your money in order

by Charles Zech
An alarming number of parishes experience embezzlement. How can churches prevent theft?


God, a note

by Brian Doyle

We need to talk

by Annemarie Scobey
Conversations with kids don’t come easy—but they’re worth it.

Practicing Catholic

Sacred lines

by Rhonda Miska
Carrying a poem in your pocket can be an act of prayer.


The Examined Life: A prescription for human dignity

By Meghan Clark
High drug costs are a symptom of a sick health care system.

Margin Notes: For whose benefit?

By Kevin Clarke
An oil and gas rush or a last gasp?

Culture in Context: A good death

By Jessica Mesman Griffith
2016 might go down in history as the Year of the Celebrity Death.

At Home with our Faith: Become more prayerful this year

By Annemarie Scobey
Seven resolutions for 2017

Glad You Asked: Why do priests wear green in Ordinary Time?

By Victoria Tufano

Testaments: Beginner’s mind

By Alice Camille
This New Year, take the time to reflect on what was and consider what could be.