September 2019

Vol. 84, No. 9

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Renewed purpose

By Valerie Zehl and Jaime Seba
An old church becomes a new home for hospice patients.

An absent ministry

by Katie Bahr

Is the church missing an evangelization opportunity at community colleges?


Penance at the pedal

by Kathleen Manning
Environmental cost is borne by everyone.

A parable for parishes

by Jack Jazreel
What happens when you separate a parish from its mission?

Sounding Board

Who would Jesus follow?

by Molly Jo Rose
When harnessed for good, social media has the power to bring us together.

Expert Witness

Make room for envy

an interview with Barbara Brown Taylor
Learning about other faiths can only deepen our own, says this retired professor and Episcopal priest.

In Person

Radical Catholic

by Jeannine M. Pitas
A Catholic Worker fights climate change through a nonviolent act.


The Examined Life: In memory of me

By Father Bryan Massingale
Fully remembering is key to eternal life.

Margin Notes: Across generations

By Kevin Clarke
As Boomers wane, Millennials and Gen Z-ers flail.

Culture in Context: Faith in humanity

By Pamela Hill Nettleton
An uncommon take on the end of days delivers a love letter to the most flawed of creatures: human beings.

At Home with our Faith: Family time

By Meghan Murphy-Gill
How to use the Liturgy of the Hours for family prayer.

Testaments: The grand plan

By Alice Camille
Don’t neglect the present for the future.

Glad You Asked: What did Jesus think of immigration?

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)