November 2017

Vol. 82, No. 11

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A new family activism

By Melissa Walker
Parents and kids can work together for the common good.

‘First you survive’

by Gwen McClure
The first few days of life outside prison are crucial for a future of freedom.


The Courage of His Convictions

by Brian Doyle
Sometimes boldness in the face of danger means staying home.

Be not afraid

by Annemarie Scobey
Fear is natural, but it shouldn’t control us.

Sounding Board

Shared space

by Tim Flanigan
Parishes play a significant role in the addiction recovery process. Providing room is just the first step.

Expert Witness

Creation stories

an interview with Shantha Ready Alonso
To care for the earth consider those who called it their home long before you, says the director of Creation Justice Ministries.

Wise Guides

Verso l’alto

by Molly Jo Rose
Fighting for the most vulnerable is a good way to start being Christ’s light to the world.


The Examined Life: Image of God

By Beth Haile
Be not ashamed of scars and their stories.

Margin Notes: Flood warning

By Kevin Clarke
Cities around the world will need to develop survivability and sustainability—together.

Culture in Context: Still waiting

By Danny Duncan Collum
50 years after the Detroit rebellion the jury still seems to be out on whether black lives matter.

Testaments: Hold your lamp high

By Alice Camille
There’s more to weddings than fancy clothes and good food.


Glad You Asked: What is the common good?

By Beth Haile

 At Home with our Faith: Out of the ordinary

By Annemarie Scobey
Misfortune offers time to examine darkness and acknowledge God’s presence.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)