March 2016

Some articles are available only in the print issue. 

Vol. 81, No. 3


Sacred faces

by John Christman, S.S.S.
Using brushstrokes of faith, Father John Giuliani celebrates Native American cultures.


Each by name

by Joan Chittister
More than animal companions, pets are fellow creatures of God.

Expert Witness

The biggest mystery

An interview with Robin Ryan, C.P.
Suffering may be unavoidable, but the presence of God will always reach deeper, further, and wider.

Sounding Board

Keeping up with the gospel

by David Cloutier
Catholics should ask themselves, “Can I do with less?” and seek simple living, not luxury.


A well-worn faith

by Jeffrey Essmann
A weathered book of prayer reveals a spiritual life well lived.


Engaging Lent

by Annemarie Scobey
Five practices in 40 days will renew your spiritual health.

In Person: Fired up

by Jessie Bazan
Father Nick Kleespie believes faith and work go together—whether that means serving as a college chaplain, a beekeeper, or a firefighter.


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)


The Examined Life: Beef is off the table
By Beth Haile

Margin Notes: Delayed justice
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: Voices of a generation
By Meghan Murphy-Gill

At Home with our Faith: The art of faith
By Annemarie Scobey

Glad You Asked: Is the Vatican built on St. Peter’s bones?
By Matt Tedeschi

Testaments: No closed doors
By Alice Camille