Ministry of care
After almost 60 years, the Southdown Institute has downsized for the better, says chief executive officer Dorothy Heiderscheit. North of Toronto and amidst a grove of white pine trees, Southdown has settled in a new haven for men and women religious with addictions and mental health issues.
— page 5

L’Arche at 50
A half-century ago, in a very different world, Jean Vanier started something in the French countryside that has made the whole world think about what it means to be human, what we owe to our humanity and how we care for the broken and fragile among us, writes Michael Swan. L’Arche celebrates 50 years.
— pages 10-11

Punch lines
With both the pope and his doctrinal watchdog making jokes about misogyny, it becomes harder to imagine that any substantive treatment of issues related to women in the church is on the horizon, writes Jamie Manson.
— page 14

October synod
Rev. Thomas Rosica, CSB, discusses synods generally and what to expect from the upcoming synod on the family in Rome this October.
— page 15

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