October 2018

Vol. 83, No. 10

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Leadership for tomorrow

By Michael Sean Winters
As the U.S. church grows Latino in its demographics, how is it preparing lay leaders for the future?

Life in limbo

by Gwen McClure
The story of a DACA-recipient priest.


A struggle for sainthood

by Kathleen Manning
“It is not enough to be good,” said Oscar Romero.

A pontiff for the polarized

by J. Peter Nixon
Pope Paul VI led the church with a steady hand as it experienced enormous change.

Sounding Board

It’s OK to be late for Mass

by Father John Molyneux, C.M.F.
Better late than never, says this self-avowed clock-watcher.

Expert Witness

Brick and mortar . . . and glass and steel

an interview with Catherine Osborne
The church has changed through the ages. Nowhere is this more evident than in its architecture.

Practicing Catholic

Invoke his name

by Jeffrey Essmann
Saying the name of Jesus—on repeat—has a powerful effect.


The Examined Life: The right side of justice

By Meghan J. Clark
The Christian call to justice supersedes legal order.

Margin Notes: After the summer of McCarrick

By Kevin Clarke
Is the church capable of fixing itself?

Culture in Context: It runs in the family

By Jessica Mesman Griffith
We don’t have to be doomed tragic heroes.

At Home with our Faith: Very Catholic

By Annemarie Scobey
Catholics have not cornered the market on truth.

Testaments: Does that camel come in a smaller size?

By Alice Camille
So little of our mental and physical baggage accompanies us when we meet our creator.

Glad You Asked: Where do the sacraments come from?

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)