The National Catholic Review


Over 25 years, people with the lowest amount of physical activity tended to show the most cognitive decline.

What changed Atticus Finch between To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman? Time, and it changes us all.

For the last month I’ve found myself deep down the rabbit hole of Netflix Instant Streaming. My addiction du jour has been that classic 1990s sci fi conspiracy thriller, “The X-Files”. I don’t know when was the last time you took a look, but --perhaps from too much time spent watching it!--I’ve started to notice a funny similarity between one of its protagonist, Fox “I Want to Believe” Mulder and Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

In an essay included in the book An Ignatian Spirituality Reader (a great resource for Ignatian educators), Howard Gray, S.J., offers this helpful way of understanding the relationship between Ignatian spirituality and education. I found it helpful as I prepare for the upcoming year:

An overall look at the Planned Parenthood undercover videos: the facts, the controversy, and the moral issues.

Are Trump's GOP critics at risk of joining the 'elite consensus'?

'People who want to defend their families don’t need a 100-round drum magazine.'

Last week I shared an essay of Brendan Busse, S.J., who wrote at The Jesuit Post about gratitude as the antidote to anxiety. Yesterday, from a different angle, David Brooks reflected upon the subject at his space at The New York Times. Quoting G.K. Chesterton, and admitting his own struggles to be both thankful and patient, Brooks noted, 

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, responded on July 29 to recent videos showing leaders from Planned Parenthood discussing the provision of fetal organs, tissues, and body parts from their abortion clinics.

Bibi, 49, and the mother of five, has been behind bars for the last six years.