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boston globe magazine
July 11, 2010
St. James The Great Church (Bill Polo/Globe File)

What I believe

One in 10 Catholics nationwide has left the church, and the number of adherents in Massachusetts is slipping. One follower explains why, despite grave doubts about the institution’s leadership, he refuses to give up the faith.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Mr. Right and his dog

After a divorce and the loss of a beloved pet, what kind of replacement is in order?
dinner with cupid

Let’s go, USA

They want to see the country. Is a joint road trip in their future?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Reunion run-ins

What to do when confronted with a former friend, plus questions that invade your privacy.
pierced column

NASCAR at sea

Lobster boats aren’t what they used to be.
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Bob Rauseo

River wild

To some, dams are quaint, historic, and a boon for birds. To others, they cause flooding, harm fish, and meddle with nature. Can one town sort it all out?
Chat transcript New England dams and rivers
Matthew Hollister illustration
Perspective

Government sure is dumb

It’s absolutely useless. Well, aside from a few exceptions.
Tess Gerritsen
First Person

Thrill seeker

Rizzoli & Isles, a TV series based on the novels of Maine author Tess Gerritsen, 57, debuts tomorrow on TNT.

More in this issue

Cooking
Provencal picnic
Celebrate Bastille Day with a menu to enjoy en plein air.
Tales from the City
Un-mellow yellow
A laugh over cycling outfits, and a mother's wisdom imparted.
On the Block
Nice and compact
These one-bedroom condos offer an efficient urban living option.
Fashion Snapshot
Three cheers
Both men and women swear by patriotic threads.
Designing
It’s a breeze
A Provincetown addition preserves a pedigreed view.
Parenting Traps
Making allowances
Can you clothe a growing teen without breaking the bank – or ruining your relationship?
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Readers sound off on the need for a lieutenant governor, Bruins fans, and more.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.