October 2016

Vol. 81, No. 10

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Food for the journey

By Joseph Sorrentino
A group of women saw a need—hungry, homeless, and tired immigrants—and pooled their own meager resources to meet it.


Do we need priests to run Catholic colleges?

by Renée K. Gadoua
Maintaining a Catholic university’s mission and identity is a delicate task. But the job isn’t only for men and women religious.



The church’s future depends on mission, not maintenance

an interview with Archbishop Blase Cupich
The future of the church depends on Catholics discerning together.


Sounding Board

Behind the First Amendment

by Richard W. Garnett
Tax exemptions for religious institutions preserve our fundamental right to religious freedom.



Being a man in the Korean American church

by Hoon Choi
How can Korean American Catholic communities address the gap between men’s and women’s work?

Dear underserved high school students

by Elizabeth Huff
Some big-name schools are on the lookout for something special in college applications: care for the common good.


Practicing Catholic

Write a sacred image

by Jonathan Ryan
When artists create an icon, they engage in a centuries-long sacramental and theological practice.




The Examined Life: Common Ground

By Beth Haile
This land is our land, says the National Park Service.

Margin Notes: Waste not, want not

By Kevin Clarke
The “throwaway culture” extends even to a precious resource: food.

Culture in Context: ‘Stranger Things’ is all too familiar

By Jessica Mesman Griffith
The Netflix series reminds us that monsters aren’t just in stories.

At Home with our Faith: The marriage mindset

By Annemarie Scobey
Lasting love isn’t just a matter of the heart but also getting in the right frame of mind.

Glad You Asked: Did God create men and women to complement each other?

By Jacob Kohlhaas

Testaments: Fear less

By Alice Camille
Spend your fear on the things that count, instead of wasting it on small things like yoga.