US Catholic Faith in Real Life

June 2016

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Vol. 81, No. 6

Cover

Urban renewal?

By Kim Etingoff
A push for urban revitalization and big development hurts vulnerable citizens without a voice.

 

Feature

An aging prison population

by Laura Whitaker
Life in prison is difficult for everyone. But seniors face unique challenges behind bars.

 

Interview

The good life

an interview with Miroslav Volf
Righteousness, peace, and joy are the keys to living an authentic life in our globalized world.

 

Reader Survey

We’re already here

by Jessica Mesman Griffith
Pope Francis made a change that officially welcomed women to a beloved ritual—one they were already practicing.

 

Essay

An ancient path

by Rhonda Miska
Human beings are a small part of God’s creation; yet we and our choices have a tremendous impact on God’s plan.

 

Essay

Hats off to change

by Brian Baker
Are veils in the pews the next big thing? Don’t count on it.

 

Poem

Beach day

by Charlotte Innes

 

In person: Act the part

by Ann Christenson
For Hollywood actor Jonathan Roumie, playing the role of Jesus deepens his personal faith.

 

Columns

The Examined Life: I break for me
By Beth Haile

Margin Notes: Living for the cause
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: Turning the tables
By Pamela Hill Nettleton

At Home with our Faith: Room to grow
By Annemarie Scobey

Glad You Asked: Do dogs go to heaven?
By Shanna Johnson and Meghan Murphy-Gill

Testaments: The final battle
By Alice Camille

 

Departments

Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)

Reviews

Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)