July 2016

Vol. 81, No. 7


A space to heal

By Jessie Bazan
When tragedy strikes, liturgy helps college students grieve.


Dollars and dignity

by Carrie Murphy
When others saw poverty and homelessness as a problem, the mayor of Albuquerque saw people and a potential for a better way.


Somos familia

an interview with Nichole Flores
A family’s love teaches us a lot about God, faith, and justice.

Sounding Board

We need the Girl Scouts

by Cait Peterson
Girl Scouts pledge to serve God and their country. What’s so wrong with that?


Cape Cod Mass

by Mary Sweeney, S.C.
Staying present to the liturgy isn’t the only way to experience the presence of the Holy Spirit at Mass.


Food matters

by Annemarie Scobey
Family health and spirituality start at the dinner table.

Practicing Catholic

Tune in to silence

by Rhonda Miska
Don’t worry about sitting still—contemplative silence is all about intent.


The Examined Life: Love endures
By Meghan Clark

Margin Notes: Poor priorities
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: All that is seen and unseen
By Jessica Mesman Griffith

At Home with our Faith: Real friends
By Annemarie Scobey

Glad You Asked: What is chrism?
By Rhonda Miska

Testaments: The great I am?
By Alice Camille


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)