March 2018

Vol. 83, No. 3

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Well-earned wisdom

By Katie Bahr
Earning while learning is the new way to get a college degree.

Consider the lilies

by Jerry Bleem, O.F.M.
Iconographer Kelly Latimore depicts the unexpected saints among us.


Dirty spirituality

by Rebecca Bratten Weiss
From seed to plant to mulch—the life cycles of a garden have a lot in common with those in our own lives.

The silent pause

by Annemarie Scobey
When parenting teens, there’s wisdom in waiting.

Sounding Board

Salvation for a fee

by Father Greg Kenny, C.M.F.

Should parishes charge the faithful for sacraments?

Expert Witness

Live the change

an interview with Sister Teresa Maya, C.C.V.I.
Change is inevitable. It’s also a sign of God at work in the world.

In Person

Violence disruptor

by Shanna Johnson
Young people can change the culture of violence, says a Chicago deacon.


The Examined Life: An active prayer life

By Bryan Massingale
A man of prayer, the deep and abiding faith of Martin Luther King Jr. motivated him to act for justice.

Margin Notes: Poor Americans

By Kevin Clarke
Poverty is a first-world problem.

paper-mache-me-too-signCulture in Context: Time for a cultural detox

By Pamela Hill Nettleton
Live long enough while being female, and it will happen to you.

Testaments: The forgotten wrong

By Alice Camille
Coveting is one of the deadliest sins. It’s also one of the most forgotten.


Glad You Asked: What is grace?

By Jacob Kohlhaas

At Home with our Faith: Good for all ages

By Annemarie Scobey
Don’t underestimate the power of intergenerational relationships.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)