Kate Childs Graham is an activist in the progressive Catholic movement. A graduate of The Catholic University of America and the U.N.-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, she is a communications professional in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter: @kchildsgraham.

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Book Review

Philip Pullman warns of absolute power in new novel

Book review: Like the alethiometer, the golden, truth-telling compass introduced in the very first book, the levels of meaning get deeper with each read of each book. In this newest installment, The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, the levels of meaning seem closer to the surface.

A look back and a goodbye for now

Young Voices: More than five years ago, I had an idea for a column: a column of young voices in the National Catholic Reporter

My 30-year investigation of women religious: the results

Young Voices: Over the past 30 years, I have conducted my own informal investigation of women religious in the United States. My results include four key findings.

I'm ready for the church to be the hero again

Young Voices: I grew up with movies like "The Sound of Music" in which the Catholic church was the hero. Now, the church is more easily portrayed as the villain.