October 28, 2013

Vol.209 / No.12
Current Comment
The EditorsOctober 16, 2013

Handshake Diplomacy, Swimming Upstream and Save Our Seas

Our Multicultural Church: the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2012, at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.
Signs Of the Times

The percentage of multicultural parishes in the United States is on the increase, according to research by the Georgetown University-based Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (C.A.R.A.). C.A.R.A. estimates there are approximately 6,700 multicultural parishes in the United States, many loca

The EditorsOctober 16, 2013

'America' needs the voices and gifts of women to fulfill our mission

Christ in the City missionaries clean up the courtyard of Seton House in Denver, July 2012. Nearly 30 missionaries from across the country moved into the former convent to begin work serving the homeless.
Karen GargamelliOctober 15, 2013

Vacant convents offer a new opportunity for service

Signs Of the Times

The predicament of divorced and remarried Catholics will be a major topic of discussion when bishops from around the world meet at the Vatican in October 2014. The Vatican announced on Oct. 8 that an extraordinary session of the Synod of Bishops will convene from Oct. 5 through Oct. 19, 2014, to dis

Welcome Change: A savings and internal lending group in Rwanda.
Carolyn Y. Woo October 16, 2013

Bibi is illiterate, and she expected Nisa, her 9-year-old daughter to always be illiterate, too. In the Herat province of Afghanistan where they live, there is little reason to learn to read and write. There is always other work to be done.But when an education team from Catholic Relief Services cam

Faith in Focus
Regina Bambrick-Rust March 12, 2014

When I first learned in college about natural family planning, I was surprised by how exotic and marginalized it was as a family planning method. There was a stereotype that NFP is only for the most devout Catholics who were willing to have big families. There was also a common belief among those in