September 2015

Some articles are available only in the print issue. 

Vol. 80, No. 9


Instant activism

by Tim Cigelske
Activism is trending among millennials. But today’s activists find smartphones more powerful than sit-ins when gathering support for
their cause.


Consenting to change

by Laura Fletcher
Keeping college students safe from sexual assault requires a cultural shift on campus. Catholic colleges and universities are leading the way with new initiatives that prioritize prevention.

Web-only feature:

The role of consent

Expert Witness

Work in progress

An interview with Father Clete Kiley
When it comes to defending workers’ rights, nothing gets the job done quite like a union. But this union-supporting priest says the church needs to work harder at combating negative stereotypes about organized labor.

Web-only feature:

Priests in the labor movement

Sounding Board

Teach more than tolerance

by Marisa Fasciano and Kimberly Keiserman
An early lesson in religious diversity can lessen religious discrimination later in life. In Feedback, readers contemplate a broader religious curriculum in Catholic schools.


God stands with us

by Sister Monica David
Members of the transgender community may feel like God has forsaken them, but one Catholic sister has made it her mission to bring healing to this marginalized population.

In Person: Interfaith calling

by Barry Hudock
A greater understanding of Islam led Jordan Denari to a deeper appreciation of her Catholic faith.


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


At Home with Our Faith (Family spirituality)

Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)

Glad You Asked: Why do Christians use incense?


The Examined Life: Bus stop encounters
By Beth Haile

Margin Notes: Still separate, still not equal
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: It takes a community
By Meghan Murphy-Gill

Testaments: James Who?
By Alice Camille