On the cover: Between high costs of living, the effects of secularization, and a culture that prizes comfort and convenience, starting a family in 2021 can seem scary. So why bother? On Page 10, Notre Dame professor and dad Timothy O’Malley identifies the threats to Catholic family life and ways the Church can help. On Page 13, Mike Aquilina chronicles the revolution that Christian families sparked in the Roman Empire. And on Page 16, Grazie Pozo Christie reflects on the “ordinary” gift of family in her own life.