U.S. Catholic magazine - August 2011
Vol. 76, No. 8
Labor pains 
By Kristen Hannum
Support for working people has long been a rallying cry of Catholic social teaching. So why did the Catholic response to the Dairy State union battle make so little noise?
In the (Middle) Kingdom of God
An interview with Father Francisco Carin
If you think being Catholic in America is hard, try negotiating the church-state minefield in the People’s Republic of China.
By J. Peter Nixon
While the Catholic lives of most faithful start in the cradle, some find their way to Rome long after having made their way to Christ.
By Heidi Schlumpf
What’s that smell? Sorry, that’s my toddler, writes this mom rushing to change a diaper. Would you give her a hand instead of making a face? In Feedback readers take a stab at the best way to welcome a parish’s youngest members.
(Essays, short stories, and poems are not available online.)
Wise Guide: Mother to the masses
By Joan Sauro, C.S.J.
Mother Francesca Xavier Cabrini ran a missionary empire on spare change.
On the road
By Frank Cunningham
Walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela in Spain is filled with prayerful silence, but the absence of the church's ministry to pilgrims leaves a silent void.
Guilt trip down memory lane
Some youthful indiscretions stick with you. Take notice altar servers: Hands off the wine.
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: Why isn't transubstantiation in the creed? 
The Examined Life: The buck stops where? 
By Bryan Cones
Margin Notes: Leave no trace? 
By Kevin Clarke
Culture in Context: Super humans
By Patrick McCormick
Testaments: Step by step
By Alice Camille