Vol. 76, No. 11
By J. Peter Nixon
Are fire and brimstone passé? We dig into the apparent disappearance of damnation from the Catholic imagination.
An interview with Jim Forest
How did a world-famous Trappist monk and the co-founder of the Catholic Worker become pen pals? Jim Forest tells the inside story of the friendship between Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day.
By Joe Sehee
Catholics should reclaim the literal meaning of “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” by making their funerals eco-friendly.
By Karen Kirkwood
More than 30 years after the death of Dorothy Day the Catholic Worker movement she helped found still labors to bring about her vision of local hospitality and global peace.
(Essays, short stories, and poems are not available online.)
Charlie is dying
By Father Richard G. Malloy, S.J.
When “one of the guys” takes a turn toward death, the specter of mortality takes friendship to a new and deeper level.
By Sue Stanton
Sharing mementos of departed loved ones is a picture-perfect way for a parish to mark the month of All Souls.
You May Be Right (Letters)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)
Culture in Context: Music, film, and book reviews
Glad You Asked: Why do we annoint the sick?
Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)
The Examined Life: Put faith in your vote
By Bryan Cones
Margin Notes: A killer toothache
By Kevin Clarke
Culture in Context: Space invaders
By Patrick McCormick
Testaments: Over the hill
By Alice Camille