July 2017

Vol. 82, No. 7

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Checkout charity

by Sarah Butler
Is charity still charity if it comes with free stuff?

Monks, memes, and medieval art

by Shanna Johnson
Thanks to digital technology, illuminated manuscripts are no longer things of the past.


There are places I’ll remember

by Evelyn Bence
Take a stroll down memory lane.

A chronic issue

by Annemarie Scobey
The human body is a mystery, a point well made by chronic illness.

Sounding Board

Clock outfamily-on-dock-at-sunset

by Jonathan Ryan
Don’t work nonstop. Take a cue from God, and rest.

Expert Witness

Faith in real life

an interview with Joseph Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R.
Help people see the human side of a political issue.

Practicing Catholic

Evening’s light

by Michael Centore
Vespers connects day and night and acknowledges the sacred cycle of time.


The Examined Life: Retell me a story

By Meghan Clark
Listen carefully and lean in to the gospel.

Margin Notes: Check the budget

By Kevin Clarke
Caring for the poor and creation is not optional.

Culture in Context: The middle ages

By Jessica Mesman Griffith
The ‘midlife crisis’ isn’t about how old you are.

Testaments: Faith in the balance

By Alice Camille
Sometimes religious faith is about as sensible as a high-wire act.


Glad You Asked: What is sin?

By Kevin Considine

 At Home with our Faith: Pray about it

By Annemarie Scobey
Facing a decision? Invite the Holy Spirit to the negotiation table.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)