September 2017

Vol. 82, No. 9

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Inside out

By Claire Zulkey
Social emotional learning is a proven method for preventing bullying. But does it have a place in Catholic schools?

Campus ministry

by Anna Weaver
College chaplains have moved out of the chapel and onto the quad, with a new focus on multifaith ministry.


Faith away from home

by Annemarie Scobey
A Catholic upbringing belongs on the college move-in checklist.

Hall Mass

by Brian Doyle
Jesus is present in an intimate gathering in a dorm.

Sounding Board

Did God Bless America?

by Patrick Gallagher
Should we check our patriotism at the sanctuary door?

Expert Witness

I am, through you

an interview with Father Stan Chu Ilo
People are defined by their connections to each other and to God, says this priest.

In Person

Community practice

by Cynthia-Marie Marmo O’Brien
Lawyer Karen Gargamelli formed a revolving community of lay Catholics who serve others without bureaucracy.


The Examined Life: Live on the margins

By Father Bryan Massingale
Is the church willing to smell like sheep when it comes to its LGBT members?

Margin Notes: The great divide

By Kevin Clarke
Rural America is in decline? Who will save it?

Culture in Context: A woman at last

By Pamela Hill Nettleton
In Wonder Woman, accomplishment trumps beauty.

Testaments: Jesus is the question

By Alice Camille
Knowing the ‘Catholic answer’ does little good if we’re not asking the right questions.


Glad You Asked: Can every sin be forgiven?

By Beth Haile

 At Home with our Faith: Terms and conditions

By Annemarie Scobey
Parents can make smartphone use for kids safer by writing their own fine print.

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)