July 2020

VOL. 85, NO. 7

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Feature

With a heavy heart

by Teresa Coda

How to comfort the sorrowful and care for the grieving.

Sounding Board

Universal Dignity

by Kate Ward

It’s time for the United States to implement a universal basic income, argues one moral theologian.

Essays

Strangers at home

by Rebecca Bratten Weiss

To mourn our changing landscape, look to the psalms.

A time for courage

by Sister Joan Sauro, C.S.J.

Fear is a virus. The antidote is courage and love.

Columns

THE EXAMINED LIFE
Start the singing
By Father Tom McGann, C.M.F.
Funerals should be a joyous celebration of life.

MARGIN NOTES
Recovery room
By Kevin Clarke
Our defense spending needs new priorities.

Expert Witness

Precarity, prosperity, and a pandemic

an interview with
Kate Bowler

Suffering doesn’t have to be met with an answer, says this professor.

Practicing Catholic

In memoriam

by Susan W. Murray

To participate in the communion of saints, pray with memorial cards.

Departments

Editors’ Note
You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)
Signs of the Times (News)
Catholic Tastes (Humor)