Vol. 76, No. 7
By Kristen Hannum
Faith communities need balance sheets and bar graphs like any nonprofit, consultants say. What happens when parishes apply the best practices of business.
An interview with church historian Mark Massa, S.J.
Love them or hate them, the 1960s changed the church for good. The biggest change was the idea that the church can actually change.
By Beth Haile
Put down that bingo card. Games of chance are a bad way to balance the parish budget. In Feedback readers wonder how much harm a raffle ticket does.
By Roxane B. Salonen
Here’s a status update on how Catholics are following and friending each other in the brave new world of social media.
(Essays, short stories, and poems are not available online.)
First draft of the First Letter to the Corinthians
By Brian Doyle
What does duct tape have to do with love? Brian Doyle sticks them together in ways St. Paul never could have imagined.
By Jo McGowan
India and the United States may be on opposite ends of the belief spectrum, but both cultures must make a case for God that includes everyone.
Confession is making a comeback as diverse as the church it reconciles, this on-the-ground report finds.
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 Catechism of the Catholic Church?
The Examined Life: Women and children last
By Bryan Cones
Margin Notes: Little house in the big city
By Kevin Clarke
Culture in Context: Home economics
By Patrick McCormick
Testaments: I’m gonna keep on loving you
By Alice Camille