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Articles from the Most Recent Issue

Discerning Marriage in a Liquid Age
By Timothy P. O’Malley
The language of discernment has its pitfalls. Often, such language is employed by Catholics to cover over a significant fear of commitment. For example, a young man may be “discerning” a vocation to the priesthood. Such discernment could be a good insofar as he is engaging regularly with a spiritual director, attending daily Mass, and praying the... Read more
From the Shepherds: Not Much to Show
By Bishop R. Daniel Conlon
Free Almost everyone in Hans Christian Andersen’s fable, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” convinced themselves that the emperor was fully and splendidly dressed, when, indeed, he didn’t have a stitch on. Much could be said for many of the positions put forward in our contemporary society. For example, five members of the U.S. Supreme Court, in the 2015... Read more
Children's Catechesis—Vocations: Helping Children and Teens Hear God's Call
By Joseph D. White
We often ask children various versions of the same question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What kind of job would you like to have?” Career days at elementary schools are built around this question. When I was in the sixth grade, we were assigned to investigate various careers and do a report about one we might like to pursue. I... Read more


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