October 2019

Vol. 84, No. 10

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Body and soul

By Jennon Bell Hoffmann
Let your workout get your spiritual life in shape.

An education in human dignity

by Wyatt Massey

Catholic colleges are leading efforts to end human trafficking.


Communion of saints

by Jeffrey Essmann
Find the holy by ministering across generations.

The art of peace

by Steven P. Millies
Studying the humanities is key to friendship.

Sounding Board

The burning question

by Father John Christman, S.S.S.
Should we restore crumbling Catholic landmarks or instead use the money to help people?

Expert Witness

tractor-pulling-bales-of-hayBe a neighbor

an interview with Jonathan Brooks
The key to justice, says this Chicago pastor, is caring for your local community.

Practicing Catholic

Paws and pray

by Shanna Johnson
Can walking a dog improve your prayer life?


The Examined Life: Seek silence

By Meghan J. Clark
Let silent prayer lead to voice and action.

Margin Notes: A final stand

By Kevin Clarke
A synod seeks to protect indigenous people and creation.

Culture in Context: Lost in translation

By Jessica Mesman
What do the words we use say about who we really are?

At Home with our Faith: Parenting with St. Francis

By Annemarie Scobey-Polacheck
Let us be an instrument of peace—while parenting.

Testaments: Keep the faith

By Alice Camille
When talking about God’s salvation, do some religions or denominations get closer to saying it right?

Glad You Asked: What happens after we die?

By Alice Camille


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)