Vol. 75, No. 4
SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
By Kristen Hannum
Catholics are discovering a new devotion to the environment, with recycling and rain gardens complementing Sunday Mass and rosary beads. Kristen Hannum explores the many ways parishes are going green.
By Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
When the Word became flesh, be became the stardust, too, argues the theologian Elizabeth Johnson. For that reason even the stones have a share in salvation.
By Keith Douglass Warner, O.F.M.
There's no conflict between finding God in nature and finding God at chruch, says Keith Warner. He calls for a spirituality that transforms the world outside by transforming us from inside.
By Bishop Leroy Matthiesen
There's no time like the present to abandon the greatest threat to our future, says retired Bishop Leroy Matthiesen. Catholics and their bishops should lobby for total disarmament, lest our nuclear nightbare become reality. In Feedback readers consider hte merits of Mutual Assured Destruction.
By Michelle Bearden
Why should you have to tell your kid to take out the trash when he's 23? Michelle Bearden reports on the challenges of a crowded house when young adult children get boomeranged back to the nest.
(Essays, short stories, and poems may not be available online.)
Who are you calling a saint?
By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds
As we continue to celebrate our 75th anniversary, our executive editor revisits a prophet of our recent past, Dorothy Day, who 30 years after her death continues to challenge the church she loved.
Help! I need somebody
By Ann O'Connor
How many cupcakes does it take to realize you can't do it all on your own? Somewhere around 300, writes Ann O'Connor, who finds that she can get by with a little help from her friends.
Wise Guides: Fire starter
By Donald W. Mitchell
Chiara Lubich was inspired by a love that could gather many people around a single flame, writes Donald W. Mitchell. Her Focolare movement sparked dialogue among religions that still lights a way the world over.
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Culture in Context: Music, film, and book reviews
At Home with Our Faith (Family spirituality)
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)
Glad You Asked: Is it a sin to drive an SUV?
The Examined Life: What's your sign?
By Bryan Cones
Margin Notes: Go outside and play
By Kevin Clarke
Culture in Context: Picturing the end
By Patrick McCormick
Testaments: The beloved Gospel?
By Alice Camille