September 2021

VOL. 86, NO. 9

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Features

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An incomplete legacy

BY DAMIAN COSTELLO

A better future for Native Catholic schools includes a return to Indigenous traditions.

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With the grain

BY ANGELA DENKER

Classical Catholic schools are on the rise. What’s the appeal?

Columns

THE EXAMINED LIFE

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One person’s trash

BY EMILY SANNA
Can getting rid of unwanted junk be a way to love your neighbor?

CULTURE IN CONTEXT

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Summer love

BY PAMELA HILL NETTLETON
A film promotes diversity in front of the camera without calling it out.

SALT & LIGHT

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Hunger for Jesus

BY FATHER BRYAN MASSINGALE
Deep disappointment in the church used to reveal deep love. Now, something has changed.

MARGIN NOTES

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Never more war

BY KEVIN CLARKE
We owe the fallen an honest self-examination of 9/11’s aftermath.

TESTAMENTS

Healing pain

BY ALICE CAMILLE
Suffering is unavoidable, but pain can sometimes lead to strength, hope, and healing.

GLAD YOU ASKED

Departments

Editors’ Note
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Reviews (Music, Film, Books)
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)

Expert Witness

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New words, same Word

an interview with Terry M. Wildman
The First Nations Version retells the Good Story to resonate with Native people.

Essays

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Tomorrow’s church today

BY KEVIN AHERN
Young adults want to be involved in the church—if we’ll listen to them.

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The 10 percent

BY MELISSA NEVADOMSKI
You don’t have to tithe, but you do have to give Christ your all.

Sounding Board

Built to last

BY MICHAEL E. DESANCTIS
Are church buildings serving parish communities today?

In Person

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Mission driven

BY ROSIE MCCARTY
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Josh Hale helped urban schools thrive.

Home Faith

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Good examples

BY MATT PAOLELLI
For older siblings, great power comes with great responsibility.