May 2022

VOL. 87, NO. 5

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Features

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Wherever God leads

BY ROSIE MCCARTY

In rural Alaska, Father Stan Jaszek dedicates his life and ministry to the Yup’ik people.

Why so serious?

BY JUDITH VALENTE

Faithful living doesn’t have to be a humorless affair.

Columns

THE EXAMINED LIFE

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Let your mind wander

BY JESSIE BAZAN
Quiet external noise and focus on internal musings—it’ what Jesus would do.

CULTURE IN CONTEXT

The heart of the problem

BY DANNY DUNCAN COLLUM
As the lure of the bottle becomes especially strong in American culture, some cinematic depictions of heavy drinking disappoint.

SALT & LIGHT

A Catholic lens

BY DAVID CLOUTIER
Solidarity and subsidiarity are complementary ideas that help us see the common good at different levels.

MARGIN NOTES

Practical justice

BY KEVIN CLARKE
People criminalized by drug crusades can get back on track.

TESTAMENTS

Trust the process

BY ALICE CAMILLE
At its best, catechesis values process over doctrine.

GLAD YOU ASKED

Was Jesus a carpenter?

BY ALICE CAMILLE

Departments

Editors’ Note
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Reviews (Music, Film, Books)
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)

In Person

Faith and fiction

BY MIKE MASTROMATTEO
Novelist Peter Quinn writes about the history and experiences of faith.

Essays

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Mother of sorrows

BY CHRISTINE VALTERS PAINTNER
The Black Madonna is with us in the midst of despair.

The things we leave behind

BY EVELYN BENCE
When your collections are collecting dust, how will you be remembered?

Sounding Board

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Preaching ain’t easy

BY RHONDA MISKA
U.S. Catholic readers chime in on tips for a great homily.

Expert Witness

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Welcoming committee

An interview with Linda Dakin-Grimm
In this excerpt from U.S. Catholic’s Field Hospital podcast, one lawyer explains why she changed her mind about immigration.

Home Faith

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A prayer for parents

BY TERESA CODA
The way you parent leaves a mark.