June 2015

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Vol. 80, No. 6


Teaching it forward

by Wendy Donahue

Religious educators are revising their lesson plans and inspiring the faith lives of today’s youth.

Web-only feature:

Becoming a three-dimensional catechist

Photo Story

From the ground up

by Catherine O’Connell-Cahill

Deep in the heart of Texas, three women religious have helped a community find its own strength.

Expert Witness

Choose life: The environmental edition

An interview with David Cloutier

Protecting the environment isn’t a political agenda–it’s a Catholic agenda, says this moral theologian.

Web-only feature:

The secrets of eco-friendly eating

Sounding Board

Halt the military invasion of Catholic schools

by Pat Elder

Should military recruiters have free rein in Catholic high schools? In Feedback, some readers give the troops the go-ahead.


A brush with injustice

by Christopher Mari

This writer got a lot more than a new toothbrush out of his last dental visit.


The godparents

by Molly Jo Rose

The seven habits of highly effective godparents include a lot more than just giving gifts.

In Person: A higher ed calling

by Brian Baker

This renowned college president’s name is synonymous with the nation’s only historically black and Catholic university.


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


At Home with Our Faith (Family spirituality)

Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)

Glad You Asked: Who was the historical Jesus?


The Examined Life: Epic fail, epic grace
By Kira Dault

Margin Notes: Troubled waters
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: Would you like kale with that?
By Nicholas Liao

Testaments: Best supporting actors
By Alice Camille