Vol. 79, No. 3
By Kristen Hannum
When it comes to solving parish problems, the best-kept secrets are found in the stories of other parishes. U.S. Catholic consults the experts for their advice on creating and supporting a lively, healthy parish.
Special issue on best practices for parishes
By Karen Baker
By Jack Jezreel
By Jennifer Ledonne
By Brett C. Hoover
An interview with Msgr. Ray East
A parish where all are welcome is often one that is overflowing with enthusiasm, says this veteran pastor. And when the community gets fired up about their faith, how can they keep from singing?
By Kira Dault
Whether they want to crank up the volume or pull the plug, U.S. Catholic readers see sharp differences in the quality of music at Mass. In Feedback, readers discuss which songs and musical styles strike the right chord.
(Essays, short stories, and poems may not be available online.)
By Brian Baker
When Jim Ziolkowski ditched a corporate career to help others out of poverty, some scoffed at his grand plans. Now they’re some of his biggest supporters.
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Culture in Context: Music, film, and book reviews
At Home with Our Faith (Family spirituality)
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)
Glad You Asked: Should we hold hands during the Lord’s prayer?
The Examined Life: Breaking ranks
By Bryan Cones
Margin Notes: Danger zone
By Kevin Clarke
Culture in Context: Jesus Christ: Movie star
By Sister Rose Pacatte, F.S.P.
Testaments: The scenic route
By Alice Camille