From the Editor

  • Why we fight

    Why we fight

    Why we fight—the question is hard to answer. Perhaps it's important to address the issue more for the questions raised than the answers provided.

    Winter 2012

  • Fifty fifty

    Fifty fifty

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, avers a Chinese proverb. In whose shoes are you walking and what are you carrying to sustain you?

    Fall 2011

  • Why climb it?

    Why climb it?

    ”Because it’s there", the man answered—it being Mt. Everest, rising amid a range whose name means the Abode of Snow to a height taller than any other mountain on the globe.

    Winter 2010

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Summer 2014

Table of contents

Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.