January 2020

Vol. 85, No. 1

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Support system

By Katie Bahr
What happens when a parish community rallies around an ex-offender?

Voices of the future

by Jessica Mesman

A healthy church is one where young women religious are both seen and heard.


Living mercy

by Patricia Halsey
A prison chaplain reflects on what she’s learned from those she serves.

Prayer of Thanks for the Drive Thru Car Wash

by Shemaiah Gonzalez
Find joy in life’s small moments of wonder.

Sounding Board

Taste and see

by Nicole Perone
Find a parish that feeds your soul.

Expert Witness

Wake-up call

an interview with Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
We’re all called to work for justice, says this activist.

Practicing Catholic

A pilgrim’s pace

by René Ostberg
To make a pilgrimage, take it one step at a time.


The Examined Life: Our lady

By Meghan J. Clark
Beauty unites us.

Margin Notes: Business as usual

By Kevin Clarke
What happens when Beijing goes too far?

Culture in Context: A landscape of grief

By Jessica Mesman
Resistance and change often begin in art.

At Home with our Faith: Take this bread

By Meghan Murphy-Gill
A profound spiritual lesson awaits you in the kitchen.

Testaments: Animal house

By Alice Camille
Fairly often in the Bible, it’s the animals that steal the show.

Glad You Asked: Is it OK to write in the Bible?

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)