September 2012

Vol. 77, No. 9


Conflicted generation

By Ruth Graham
Far removed from the battlefield, today’s young Catholics have a disarming indifference toward the wars that have raged for most of their lives.


The wars they are a-changin’


Job creators

By Katie Bahr
It takes more than a great idea to start your own business. Young adults are providing would-be entrepreneurs with the tools to turn inspiration into income with their own successful start-ups.


Save the date

An interview with Kerry Cronin
Boston College’s “dating doctor” says young adults are suffering from chronic loneliness, and their own remedies are only making things worse. So she’s rewriting an old prescription in the form of the date.

Sounding Board

Say “I do” at Sunday Mass

By Scott Alessi
If you’re getting married in the church, why not add your parish community to the guest list, asks U.S. Catholic‘s assistant editor. In Feedback readers debate where and when couples ought to tie the knot.


(Essays, short stories, and poems are not available online.)

In Person: Mom vs. bomb

By Olga Bonfiglio
Twenty-six years ago Jean Gump embarked on a covert mission to beat swords into plowshares. Today, at 86, she’s still at it.


My wedding day

By Brian Doyle


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)

Culture in Context: Reviews

At Home with Our Faith (Family spirituality)

Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)

Glad You Asked: Who are the doctors of the church?


The Examined Life: Guilt by disassociation
By Bryan Cones

Margin Notes: Invest for success
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: The do-it-all damsel
By Patrick McCormick

Testaments: You’ve got mail
By Alice Camille