June 2010

Vol. 75, No. 6


In God we trust: Making your faith an asset

By Tim Carnahan
Jesus warned that we can’t serve both God and money, and the current recession has shown money to be a cruel master. Tim Carnahan explores how Catholics are putting their earthly goods toward an eternal return.


Do your parish justice

An interview with Jack Jezreel
Justice isn’t just for the aging hippies and hipster young adults, says JustFaith founder Jack Jezreel. The needs of the poor and of the earth deserve the efforts of the whole parish.


JustFaith in jail

Reader Survey

What makes a parish great?

By Meghan Murphy-Gill
Their parishes are worthy of praise, say U.S. Catholic readers, who also acknowledge some room for improvement. Assistant Editor Meghan Murphy-Gill collects their rave reviews.


Facing change

By Hosffman Ospino
The U.S. church’s demographic shift may leave some parishioners feeling like they live on a fault line. But Hosffman Ospino’s Massachusetts parish has learned lessons that helped them find their footing on the changing church landscape.


(Essays, short stories, and poems are not available online.)

In Person: Second helping

By  Mary Thibodeaux Lentz
Betty Chinn’s road from homelessness in China to feeding the homeless in the United States could have broken her spirit, writes Mary Thibodeaux. But Chinn’s faith and a new truck paved the way for a ministry that today feeds hundreds.

Truth shall set us free

By Justice Anne M. Burke
Justice Anne M. Burke takes the stand on behalf of an overlooked victim of the sex abuse crisis–truth–and makes the case that nothing but the truth will finally make things right.

His father

By Brian Doyle
There are some things you never want to witness, writes Brian Doyle, but even sad stories about broken fathers can help put pieces back together.

From Russia with love

By Kathy Daley
Though once a baroness, Catherine De Hueck Doherty knew more about nobility of spirit than most aristocrats, explains Kathy Daley.

Somos el cuerpo de Cristo

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds
U.S. Catholic‘s 75 years have been marked by a growing appreciation of the Hispanic presence in the U.S. church, reports Executive Editor Meinrad Scherer-Emunds.


Editors’ Note

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: How does church teaching change?


The Examined Life: Too true to school
By Bryan Cones

Margin Notes: Can this marriage be saved?
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: You stray, you pay
By Patrick McCormick

Testaments: Fill in the blanks
By Alice Camille