July 2019

Vol. 84, No. 7

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Border stories

By Pauline Hovey
The city of El Paso, Texas unites to support migrants in the midst of crisis.

The prophet in you

by Joan Chittister
In this excerpt from her new book, Chittister calls on Catholics to take prophetic action for the future of our world.


We’re still here

by Eric S. Fought
Clergy abuse is the lived reality of many in our pews.

Come and dine

by Evelyn Bence
Community is built around the table.

Reader Survey

Prayer life

by Shanna Johnson
U.S. Catholic readers share how they pray.

Expert Witness

Changing habits

an interview with Sally Dwyer-McNulty
Clothing is the common thread that connects Catholics, says this historian.

Practicing Catholic

Time after time

by Sister Rhonda Miska
Praying the divine office connects us with creation.


The Examined Life: Window to God

By Meghan J. Clark
We are called to see the sacred in every person.

Margin Notes: No room in the nation?

By Kevin Clarke
With religious persecution on the rise, the United States should revive its refugee program.

Culture in Context: A crooked path

By Jessica Mesman
Lapsed Catholics can be our best teachers.

At Home with our Faith: Truth hurts

By Meghan Murphy-Gill
A three-pronged approach to raising a faith-filled kid.

Testaments: God at the center

By Alice Camille
To deny God’s centrality in our lives is to deny God’s divinity.

Glad You Asked: What does it mean to be a Catholic in good standing?

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)