The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

What does it mean that planet Earth is jeopardized by its supposed stewards, who fail even to wince at our species' cumulative threats to life?

Features

At the end of life, how can people of faith prepare for a good death?
Extended Format: Resources on Death and Dying
Churches in Dallas engage in the hard work of transformation in the wake of last year's Justice Revival.

Commentary

Will economic conservatives join with social conservatives -- or racist extremists?
The bounty of a small plot is not so small.
D.C. Catholic Charities has taken the cheap -- and uncharitable -- way out.

Columns

We need to behave differently, for the sake of our spiritual integrity and the health of our democracy.

If there is one commodity we should think about collectively, it's water.

Virtue is the road map for answering the question, How are we to live?

The nice vendor who sells aromatic oils in front of Speedy Liquor on 14th Street got stabbed the other day. Word on the street is he “got sliced with a machete.”

Frank Luntz sees things differently than the rest of us.

Culture Watch

Cross-generational blogging about faith and feminism.
Extended Format: Faith and Feminism Resources
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander. The New Press.
The Future of Faith, by Harvey Cox. HarperOne.
The Virtual and the Divine
The multiplex stabbing is the consequence of a dehumanized culture that defaults to sarcasm and nurtures angry condemnation.
The man in black shows us how to die.

Departments

Somebody noticed this quaking purplish spray hung incongruous on late-winter's bough, and tied a festive bow of multicolored yarns to cheer the anomalous blossoms,
Every summer, with bags packed and immunization shots received, thousands of hopeful short-term “missionaries” from the United Sates venture to distant lands with a vision to change the
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C