Church: Learn your lines
After 40 years of familiarity, new prayers and responses are coming to a parish near you. Jeff Parrott asks if Catholics have read the script.
Culture: Mother and child reunion
When mom goes to jail, the children also suffer. Teresa Moore reports on a program that brings families together despite prison walls, with photographs by Kimiko Barbour.
Life: Heart to heart
There's a reason the Sacred Heart of Mary is pierced with a sword, Ginny Kubitz Moyer writes: Motherhood can be painful.
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The Examined Life: Population bomb?
A United Nations report issued last week projects a human population of more than 10 billion people by 2100, with no end to the growth in sight.
Margin Notes: The challenge of pacificism
We asked Jim Forest-who left the Navy as a conscientious objector, joined the Catholic Worker movement, and corresponded with Thomas Merton-how Dorothy Day and Merton would have reacted to terrorism and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The Examined Life: Give me a literary, not literal, translation
Translation at its best requires a sense of poetry, writes a former Latin teacher.
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