November 2019

Vol. 84, No. 11

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City of God

By Jay Copp
Surrounded by fast-paced city life, a contemplative monastery thrives in Chicago.

Burned out

by Teresa Coda

Some lay ministers are struggling to keep their flame alive.


In her words

by Jessie Bazan and Joan Chittister, O.S.B.
In this excerpt, author Jessie Bazan asks Sister Joan Chittister how to handle the church’s problem with patriarchy.

A cautionary tale

by Colleen Carroll Campbell
For an example of what happens when zeal for reform goes too far, look to Angélique Arnauld.

Reader Survey

Green your parish

by Celeste Flores
Readers share their parishes’ sustainability habits.

Expert Witness

Speak up

an interview with Shelly’s Voice Advocacy Group
When their LGBTQ teacher was fired, these teens turned to their faith.

Wise Guides

Take the lead

by Steven P. Millies
According to Jerome Kerwin, changing the church depends on laypeople.


The Examined Life: All saints

By Jessie Bazan
In whom do we believe?

Margin Notes: 2020 vision

By Kevin Clarke
Diversity is divine.

Culture in Context: For the people

By Danny Duncan Collum
In Blinded by the Light, an illuminating look at the power of music.

At Home with our Faith: Go play outside

By Meghan Murphy-Gill
The world needs the spiritual benefits kids get from spending time in nature.

Testaments: Acts of thanksgiving

By Alice Camille
Meet God with gratitude this month.

Glad You Asked: What’s the difference between Sunday and the Sabbath?

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)