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Kids at Mass

And lead us not into temper tantrums

Parishioners should help parents and their children feel welcome at Mass, argues Heidi Schlumpf in this month's Sounding Board. Tell us whether you think kids at Mass are pests or blessings by taking our survey for the August 2011 issue of U.S. Catholic.

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Summer is in sight, and with it comes vacation--time to pick up a copy of U.S. Catholic and head outside to catch some rays (a good reason to subscribe to the print edition). Our June interview with travel guru Rick Steves and Reader Survey on travel make for enjoyable and thought-provoking reading for the poolside or beach.
But don't let the waves wash away your thoughts. After you come home, turn on the computer and tell us what you think of our June issue. Send us a letter to the editor about exorcism or Iraq. Or share your stories and photos of how you've seen God on vacation (submit them to our Flickr group or by email). We'll publish your letters and photos online and possibly in the magazine.
Vacation Bible SchoolThis week on


Life: Jesus loves me, this I know... 

There's no harm in letting your Catholic kids learn how to let their light shine at another church's Vacation Bible School, argues Bryan Cones in Sounding Board. Readers vote on whether he's right. 

Church: New homes for old church treasures  

What happens to the crucifix when a church closes down? Judith Dupré finds that it might be recycled into materials for a new church. 


Culture: From the grounds up 

With the celebration of World Fair Trade Day on May 14, it's worth asking about the future of this altruistic business model. Daniel P. Smith reports on the challenges fair trade confronts as it grows. blogs


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The Examined Life: The word from Rome: Bishops, prepare your sex abuse guidelines

Some rare good news in the sex abuse crisis today: The Vatican issued a circular letter telling national bishops' conferences to prepare guidelines for handling accusations of sexual abuse of minors within a year.


The Examined Life: An infallible teaching on women's ordination?     

The newest Catholic News Service story on the removal of Toowoomba Bishop William Morris notes that the Vatican has been trying to get Morris to resign for years. But it's still hard to figure out exactly what Morris was removed for.


Margin Notes: Put down the budget axe  

The election season is fast approaching and the rhetorical ammunition no doubt being stockpiled. This month will begin something Washington is describing as budget negotiation with an eye on the guns of August, when the government will have to raise the debt ceiling.


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Books: The Sexual Believer: Uncommon Reflections On Sexual Morality For Catholics in the Third Millennium  

By Noel Cooper (CreateSpace, an company, 2011)

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