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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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.

10 things Pope Francis should do in Philadelphia

Pope Francis is reportedly heading to Philadelphia in October 2015. While he’s in town, here are a few things he should do.

1. Eat a cheesesteak at Pat's.

Move over, King of Kings.