March 2015

Vol. 80, No. 3


Uncovered: Who’s still not getting health insurance

by Meghan Murphy-Gill

Despite the national effort to heal America’s health care system, some struggling families are still falling through the cracks.

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What makes a Catholic hospital Catholic?


Man up

by Brian Baker

Guys don’t need to sacrifice their masculinity to explore their spirituality. Many men have already gotten together to help each other on the journey.

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Cancer, journalism, and one man’s spiritual journey

Expert Witness

Complacency: The church’s new challenge

An interview with Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

The sex abuse crisis can’t be considered a thing of the past, says this dedicated defender of abuse victims. The church must remain vigilant in protecting children and holding accountable those who fail to do so.

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Dublin Archbishop Diamuid Martin on the Catholic Church in Ireland

Reader Survey

Who are we to judge?

by Sarah Butler

Pope Francis may choose to “judge not,” yet he’s still being judged by Catholics worldwide. U.S. Catholic readers offer some widely varying opinions on Francis’ first two years.


Sci-fi Guy

by Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J.

A fantastic voyage into the alternate reality of science fiction gave this Vatican astronomer a new outlook on the real world.

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A Jesuit astronomer’s guide to avoiding awful science fiction

In Person: Woman of good counsel

by Arleen Spenceley

Family therapist Nelle Moriarty provides a listening ear to her clients and a wealth of knowledge to the bishops she advises on the handling of clerical sexual abuse cases.

(Essays, short stories, and poems may not be available online.)


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: Why does the pope wear white?


The Examined Life: The fault in our selves
By Kira Dault

Margin Notes: Long overdue
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: More than just a game
By Nick Liao

Testaments: Lift high the cross
By Alice Camille

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