May 2019

Vol. 84, No. 5

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Pause and practice

By Jessie Bazan
Make the Sabbath a time of true rest and renewal.


Make peace

by Judith Valente
By honoring indigenous traditions and rituals, Native American Catholics are reconciling their past and future.



Mary’s many faces

by Christine Valters Paintner
Mary comes to us in myriad ways.



Sounding Board

It’s personal

by Patrick Gallagher
Hiring practices shouldn’t be business as usual at Catholic institutions.


Expert Witness

Restoring faith in Flint

an interview with Father Tom Firestone
In a long beleagured Michigan city, a priest is discovering that revitalization takes a whole community.


Wise Guide

Go to the desert

by Heidi Havercamp
For spiritual growth, Charles de Foucauld showed, sometimes it’s best to go at it alone.



The Examined Life: Good memory

By Jessie Bazan
How do you remember Rosa Parks?


Margin Notes: Unmoving

By Kevin Clarke
U.S. workers confront a spiritual depression. Is it a job opportunity for the church?


Culture in Context: Fight the power

By Danny Duncan Collum
The music business has historically plundered heritage for corporate profit.


At Home with our Faith: Spiritual sustenance

By Meghan Murphy-Gill
Food and stories welcome us into a community.


Testaments: Apocalypse now

By Alice Camille
Will the church’s future be bright?


Glad You Asked: Is the right to private property limited?

By Jacob Kohlhaas




Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)