March 2020

Vol. 85, No. 3

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Be not afraid?

By Amanda Hendler-Voss
Some churches are choosing security over sanctuary in response to mass shootings.

Sisterhood of saints

by Jessie Bazan

Reflect this Lent on the lives and legacies of six holy women.


Families first

by Kate Ward
This election, make family economic justice a priority.

Tears and roses

by Evelyn Bence
Tears can help us through difficult times.

Sounding Board

Don’t stop believing

by Angela Howard-McParland
Catholic faith formation shouldn’t end at confirmation

Expert Witness

Bible stories

an interview with N. T. Wright
To better understand scripture, we must understand its historical context, says this scholar.

In Person

Truth teller

by Rosie McCarty
When one professor uncovered a Catholic university’s role in the African slave trade, the result was reconciliation and renewed faith.


The Examined Life: Recover Lent

By Father Bryan Massingale
Learn from our Muslim brothers and sisters this season.

stack-of-newspapersMargin Notes: Fake news, real problems

By Kevin Clarke
Luxuriating in fake news is an eighth-commandment breaker.

Culture in Context: Smart TV

By Pamela Hill Nettleton
Amazon’s Bosch isn’t just another cop show.

At Home with our Faith: Modern love

By Susan Salaz
This Lent, make room for modern hospitality.

Testaments: Only a test

By Alice Camille
A lot rides on biblical tests of character.

Glad You Asked: What is Ash Wednesday?

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)