Vol. 79, No. 8
The good life 
By Kristen Hannum
A retirement centered on rest and relaxation is no day at the beach. Retirees have their work cut out for them in finding fulfilling activities to fill up their newfound free time.
When 'For better or worse' becomes a full-time job
By Laura Fletcher
Where there's a will, there's a way to support the causes we believe in long after we're gone. But where your money goes when you're in the hereafter requires some advance planning in the here and now.
An interview with Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B.
When the curtain falls on the first stage of life, the best may be yet to come, says this renowned spirituality writer. The challenge is being able to take on a new role in life's later years.
Sinfully honest 
By Kira Dault
While we may be tempted to dismiss it as a thing of the past, U.S. Catholic readers confess that sin still matters. In Feedback, readers offer some advice on updating the list of the seven deadlies.
(Essays, short stories, and poems may not be available online.)
Essay: Up close and personal
By Sister Joan Sauro, C.S.J.
Our interaction with the crucified Christ is never a long-distance relationship.
By Beth Knobbe
One isn't always the loneliest number. The single life can be filled with joy and a sense of purpose all its own.
By Janet Cincotta
Granting ourselves an indulgence is sometimes the best penance for our sins.
By Mary Anne McElroy
St. Therese of Lisieux may have lived a short life, but her ageless wisdom has had a long-lasting impact.
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: Do Catholics believe in the Rapture? 
The Examined Life: Two nations under God 
By Father Bryan Massingale
Margin Notes: A hot mess 
By Kevin Clarke
Culture in Context: Out-of-body experience 
By Danny Duncan Collum
Testaments: Circle of friends
By Alice Camille