Vol. 75, No. 5
By Christina Capecchi
With their preference for retro liturgical fashion and their homilies on birth control, today’s newly ordained are shaking up the status quo. Christina Capecchi reports on the changes they’re bringing in both style and substance.
An interview with Sister Carol Keehan, D.C.
The health care debate pitted not only political parties against one another; it caused an argument in the Catholic family as well. The Catholic Health Association’s Sister Carol Keehan, D.C. explains why the CHA broke with the bishops in support of health care reform.
By John J. Donovan
Older adults deserve more than bingo from parishes. They’re hungry to keep learning about their faith, argues John J. Donovan. In Feedback readers ask if we are teaching our elders well.
By Heather Grennan Gary
Evangelicals are the cheerleaders of the Christian world, and Catholics could learn a thing or two from them when it comes to a rallying the younger crowd, reports Heather Grennan Gary. But we may need to get out of our bleacher-bound comfort zone and into the game.
(Essays, short stories, and poems may not be available online.)
By Vinita Hampton Wright
Mother’s Day can be downright miserable for women who have no children of their own, but Vinita Hampton Wright has discovered in her own life a broader understanding of motherhood.
Out of sight, out of mind
By Joseph F. Kelly
Seen any priests lately–outside of Mass, that is? Joseph F. Kelly argues that the priest shortage has no become a self-perpetuating problem.
By Ginny Kubitz Moyer
The devotion to Mary’s Immaculate Heart never appealed to her, writes Ginny Kubitz Moyer, until she had her own baby boy.
Astonishment of heart
By Gwendolyn Brooks
U.S. Catholic marks its 75th anniversary this month by revisiting this 1968 poem for a nation in turmoil.
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: What is theology?
The Examined Life: Don’t forget the flowers
By Bryan Cones
Margin Notes: Working for the common grid
By Kevin Clarke
Culture in Context: Men with a vengeance
By Patrick McCormick
Testaments: Were we at the same meeting?
By Alice Camille