June 2018

Vol. 83, No. 6

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Recharge your spirit

By Jessie Bazan
Keep your energy ignited in times of trouble with these tips.

Love your enemy?

by Laurie Brink, O.P.
What would Jesus do in today’s polarized political climate?


What God has made

by Deacon Ray Dever
A deacon tells what it’s like to parent a transgender child in the church.

The afterlife evolution

by Philip Jenkins
Required reading on heaven and hell.

Sounding Board

A woman’s place

by Phyllis Zagano
What’s the problem with ordaining women as deacons?

Expert Witness

A different conversation

an interview with Jennifer Harvey
A religion professor gives parents tips for talking to white kids about race.

In Person

Faithful publisher

by Jennon Bell Hoffmann
When it comes to family, faith, and Catholic publishing, Joellyn Cicciarelli is all in.


The Examined Life: The other pro-life movement

By Father Bryan Massingale
In the aftermath of tragedy, student-survivors spearhead activism that demands action be taken to counter gun violence.

Margin Notes: The teachers’ crusade

By Kevin Clarke
Better salaries for teachers mean better educations for schoolchildren.

Culture in Context: It’s about time

By Pamela Hill Nettleton
Who gets to be a hero?

Testaments: What they were wearing

By Alice Camille
Readers should take note when a biblical character is dressed to the nines


Glad You Asked: Did God create evil?

By Meghan J. Clark

At Home with our Faith: Go forth and heal

By Annemarie Scobey
Find transformative love in trauma-sensitive care.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)