October 2017

Vol. 82, No. 10

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Who is St. Francis?

By Kathleen Manning
How did this upstart from Assisi become a beloved saint?

A chance to retreat

by Jeff Parrott
Rest and reflection give sufferers of homelessness and addiction the tools to move ahead.


Life without Kay

by Bill McNamara
What does “until death do us part” mean for those left behind?

Beyond black and white

by Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Let the Holy Spirit guide how we talk about race.

Sounding Board

A Millennial walks into a church

by Nicole Perone
Want to keep young people in the church? Promote them.

Expert Witness

A beloved community

an interview with Catherine Meeks
The church has the power to heal both victims and perpetrators of racism.

Practicing Catholic

Raise your voice

by Jessie Bazan
To hear scripture anew, read it aloud.


The Examined Life: A leap of fidelity

By Meghan Clark
Where is Jesus in a culture of winning?

Margin Notes: The world is watching

By Kevin Clarke
A leader disappoints in Myanmar. Will she change her path?

Culture in Context: Our bad habit

By Jessica Mesman Griffith
The recent film that fixates on nuns having fun isn’t all that funny.

Testaments: Composition notes

By Alice Camille
The New Testament letters give us a window into the early church.


Glad You Asked: Does the Bible condone violence?

By Emily Sanna

 At Home with our Faith: Baby love

By Annemarie Scobey
Forget the stages—be present to parenting.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)