Vol. 77, No. 6
SPECIAL REPORT: Are we there yet?
The sex abuse crisis at 10
By Bob Smietana
The diocesan review board is one of the most important reforms of the sex abuse crisis, but its ability to keep predators out of priestly ministry depends on the prelate in charge.
By Scott Alessi
Over the past 10 years the church has come a long way in cleaning up its act, say U.S. Catholic readers, but it’s still too early to declare the sex abuse crisis over.
An interview with canon lawyer Nicholas Cafardi
The 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was a blueprint for restoring trust in the church, says this member of the first National Review Board. Unfortunately, a few bishops are still ignoring the plans.
By Araceli Cantero
Long isolated by a hostile government, the Catholic Church in Cuba is helping to bring about a new way of life on the island.
All together now
By Dominic Perri
It takes teamwork to run the modern church, but priests and laypeople need to agree on who is calling the plays.
Take the plunge
By Karen Skalitzky
Getting your feet wet isn’t enough; motherhood requires diving in headfirst.
In Person: Crime fighter
By Brian Fraga
Former career criminal David Lukenbill used to be one of the bad guys. Now he’s helping other offenders use their powers for good.
By Janet Shook
A picture of Jesus provides a lesson on seeing with the eyes of Christ.
By Brian Doyle
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Culture in Context: Music, book, and film reviews
Glad You Asked: Why do we go to confession?
At Home with Our Faith (Family spirituality)
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)
The Examined Life: Look who’s talking
By Bryan Cones
Margin Notes: Under the influence
By Kevin Clarke
Culture in Context: Accessory to murder
By Patrick McCormick
Testaments: Minor prophets
By Alice Camille