June 2019

Vol. 84, No. 6

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Practicing Catholic

By Christine Valters Paintner
12 Celtic prayer traditions to stir your soul.

Everyday contemplatives

by Judith Valente
A monastic lay ministry seeks a contemplative life in today’s modern world.


Pray by heart

by Teresa Coda
Keep a mind full of prayer to light the way even in the darkest of times.

Come together

by Steven P. Millies
Our energy is best spent when we search for unity in the church.

Sounding Board

Untold stories

by Jean P. Kelly
Where are the women in the lectionary?

Expert Witness

Social networks

an interview with Kate Ott
Catholics need a new code of ethics in the digital age, says this religious scholar.

In Person

Forgotten faces

by Jean P. Kelly
An artist finds humanity portraying the likeness of those experiencing homelessness.


The Examined Life: A lasting legacy

By Father Bryan Massingale
The modern gay rights movement and Catholic social teaching have plenty in common.

Margin Notes: To the margins

By Kevin Clarke
Pope Francis supports his rhetorical appeals with his physical presence.

Culture in Context: Get down to Earth

By Pamela Hill Nettleton
Along with being one strange rock, this is one breathtakingly beautiful planet.

At Home with our Faith: A little help

By Annemarie Scobey
For God’s grace, accept some help.

Testaments: Big book party

By Alice Camille
Is yet another biblical commentary worth celebrating?

Glad You Asked: What is Pentecost?

By David A. Pitt


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)