June 2017

Vol. 82, No. 6

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Land of plenty

by Jeff Parrott
Grocery stores aren’t the only way to solve the problem of food deserts. The best solutions often come from within the community.

Faith that grows

by Wyatt Massey
A nonprofit organization helps churches put down roots, both in the soil and in community.


One bread?

by Jean Kelly
Sufferers of celiac disease often cannot receive the Eucharist and struggle to experience communion.

A place at the table

by Meghan Murphy-Gill
A placemat and some silverware are powerful signs of a warm welcome.

Sounding Board

Take and drink

by David Philippart
Sharing the cup offers a deeper and more meaningful experience of communion, argues a liturgist.

Expert Witness

Knead to heal

an interview with Father Greg Boyle, S.J.
This Jesuit priest transformed an abandoned bakery into a place where rival gang members break bread together.

In Person

Tea service

by Jessica Mesman Griffith
Angela Macke answered a call from God to grow, harvest, and blend tea.


The Examined Life: Bread for the world

By Father Bryan Massingale
Let us break bread together and end the scandal of hunger.

Margin Notes: Watch what you eat

By Kevin Clarke
A humanitarian crisis lurks in our modern food delivery system.

Culture in Context: Who runs the world?

By Pamela Hill Nettleton
In CBS drama Madam Secretary, patriarchy matters a little less.

Testaments: Famines, fasts, and feasts

By Alice Camille
A close look at scripture shows the importance of food throughout human history.


Glad You Asked: Where do hosts come from?

By Victoria M. Tufano

 At Home with our Faith: Summer service

By Annemarie Scobey
Family vacations are a good time to volunteer together.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)