July 2018

Vol. 83, No. 7

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Go on a journey

By Christine Valters Paintner
You don’t have to travel far to be a pilgrim.

The sisters of perpetual resistance

by Kim Bellware
Standing up for the rights of immigrants is a nonstop calling.



by Evelyn Bence
Popularity isn’t about how many friends you have but the mark you make on another’s life.

Find your Sabbath

by Annemarie Scobey
Make all of Sunday holy by committing to more than an hour of Mass.

Reader Survey

Let’s talk about guns

by Rosie McCarty
We asked U.S. Catholic readers for their thoughts on guns. Here is what they said.

Expert Witness

What grounds our faith

an interview with Celia Deane-Drummond
Good Catholic theology always has the earth in mind.

Practicing Catholic

The call of the cantor

by Jena Thurow-Mountin
Enter into prayer through song.


The Examined Life: She persists

By Meghan J. Clark
Too often cast into the periphery, one of Jesus’ most faithful followers was Mary Magdalene.

Margin Notes: Stamp out the poverty trap

By Kevin Clarke
Post office banking could save the nation’s financially vulnerable thousands each year.

Culture in Context: Beyond time

By Jessica Mesman Griffith
Imagine the Mass as a time travel adventure.

Testaments: The inner circle

By Alice Camille
Those who encounter Jesus tend to stay close.


Glad You Asked: What is natural law?

By Jacob Kohlhaas

man-and-woman-hug-at-sunsetAt Home with our Faith: My peace I give you

By Annemarie Scobey
Incorporate the sign of peace into your daily life.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)