Culture: O, death, where is thy ecological concern?
The environment is an end-of-life issue, too, says Joe Sehee of the Green Burials Council. Caring for creation shouldn't stop when we die.
Life: Global youth group
The trip to World Youth Day can be a major step for young people discerning their place in the church, reports Lindsay Mudd.
Church: Where do we get the Marian dogmas?
While not official dogma until the 19th century, Catholic beliefs about Mary have been around for ages, writes John Switzer in Glad You Asked.
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My Generation: The spirit of Vatican II still speaks to the youth of today
World Youth Day, I suspect, attracts, inspires and/or meets the spiritual needs of those young people looking for a highly structured, hierarchical, institutionalized approach to spirituality, which is what the official version of the Catholic Church currently offers.
Margin Notes: Good Samaritan? You have the right to remain silent...
Ever give someone a ride home from church after Mass? If you didn't stop to check their paperwork first, you might have been committing a crime.
Margin Notes: Fate of 'uncontacted' tribe feared
In the current issue I reviewed some of the threats to the remaining "uncontacted" people in South America ("Leave no trace: 'Uncontacted' people in South America"), noting the identification of one indigenous group recently by Brazilian authorities.
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