Vol. 77, No. 8
By Katharine Saunders
Priesthood is a family business for some former Episcopal priests now entering ministry in the Catholic Church. But their unique practice isn't necessarily what they preach.
By Wendy Donahue
One in four empty-nesters are opting out of marriage's second half. Some couples, on the other hand, are working on a successful sequel.
An interview with Rep. Luis Gutierrez
Far more than a simple political issue, immigration reform is about the family values of the Catholic faith, argues an Illinois member of Congress.
By Father Bill Tkachuk
Families shouldn't have to show a good moral report card to get their kids enrolled in a Catholic school, says this pastor. In Feedback, readers debate which admission requirements should apply.
(Essays, short stories, and poems are not available online.)
The road to hell is paved with smart alecks
By David Benjamin
Memories of mid-century Catholic schooling have a humorous flavor all their own.
The woman in the vast blue coat
By Brian Doyle
A morning brush with mortality reveals the human kindness that lasts in eternity.
By Fran Leap
How does a Catholic learn to appreciate the Qu'ran? Begin at the end.
Wise Guide: The young and the fearless
By Jim Forest
Though Alexander Schmorell's life ended in martyrdom, his White Rose won the war against the swastika.
By Brian Doyle
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Culture in Context: Reviews
At Home with Our Faith (Family spirituality)
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)
Glad You Asked: Are there other "catholic" churches?
The Examined Life: Women on a mission
By Bryan Cones
Margin Notes: Waist management
By Kevin Clarke
Culture in Context: How terribly strange to be 70
By Patrick McCormick
Testaments: Prayer with a view
By Alice Camille