catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 12, num. 12 :: 2013.06.07 — 2013.06.20

Bullying in schools is a hot topic these days, and justifiably so, but the realities of social hierarchy don’t end with high school graduation. What does it look like to stand with those who are socially, politically and economically marginalized at any age? What is the role of power and privilege in doing the right thing, from pre-school into adulthood?




A pastor writes about having a stepson with special needs.

God! What’s that?

Looking back at the life of a friend who was inspiring and unique, inside and out.


Lovely in eyes

Learning to turn around and see each other.


Writing Maleek: A prayer

The road to authoring a children’s book about hunger.

Blood on the pew

Remembering the day in March 2000 when Charles appeared.

Fight the power

A father’s philosophy on how to deal with bullying.

Surprised in the margins

Revisiting Matthew 25 and the call to care for the “least of these.”


Home run

Albany Park Theater Project’s I Will Kiss These Walls invents a “theater of hope” in the face of foreclosure.


In case you missed it the first time

Speaking with strangers

From St. Francis to Shakespeare, an endorsement for radical hospitality.


On a mother’s decision to keep a family secret...for now.

Weaving the web

Why you never truly leave high school

Jennifer Senior writes about new science on high school’s corrosive, traumatizing effects.


In the devil house

Greg Bottoms profiles the artist Frank Jones.


daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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