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Articles from the Most Recent Issue

Editor's Reflections: Divine Generosity
By Dr. James Pauley
Free Riding along quietly, perhaps daydreaming in the warm Umbrian sunshine, Francis suddenly reined his horse to a standstill. He was in shock. There, right in his path, stood a leper. In his novel on the life of St. Francis of Assisi, Felix Timmermans describes what happens next: Francis felt his hair standing on end from horror. Fear of infection... Read more
“Being With” vs. “Being Sent”: Missionary Discipleship in the Writing of Pope Benedict XVI
By Brad Bursa
Are not the words “missionary” and “disciple,” in reality, opposites? It seems, on the one hand, that “disciple” implies remaining with, being with: passivity, contemplation, learning, etc. On the other hand, “mission” seems to imply just the opposite, a being sent, going out, going forth: activity, work, doing, etc. Pope Benedict XVI also... Read more
The Home: A Catholic Subculture That Makes a Difference
By Justin Bartkus
Is there such a thing as Catholic culture in America anymore? And if there is, is it capable of producing religiously committed Catholics across generations? Or would we have to consider it simply a fading vestige of ethnic or familial identity? From John Paul II to Benedict XVI to Francis, the renewal of Catholic culture in Western societies has... Read more

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