The National Catholic Review

Current Comment

  • June 8-15, 2015

    Tracking Train Safety

    The Amtrak train derailment outside in North Philadelphia on May 12, which left eight people dead and scores injured, makes clear yet again that our nation’s transportation infrastructure urgently needs more than Band-Aid fixes. Sustained and systemic reforms are the only way to ensure that such tragedies do not become commonplace.

  • May 25-June 1, 2015

    Paying Attention in Syria

  • May 18, 2015

    The Streets of Baltimore

    The battle for Baltimore, which subsided with the indictment of six police officers, is the latest in a series of conflicts between citizens and police that occur, as President Obama said, “it seems like, once a week now.” The riots are a symptom of a national economic, racial and moral disease. It calls for soul-searching, the president suggested, when a community’s young men are more...

  • May 11, 2015

    A Humanitarian Disaster

  • May 4, 2015

    A Trafficking Jam

  • April 27, 2015

    Mothers on Hunger Strike

  • April 13, 2015

    Honoring Jean Vanier

  • April 6, 2015

    Called to Account. Finally

    The battles of a civil war do not end when the fighting stops. Twenty-four years after a peace accord halted the bloody civil war in El Salvador, the individuals responsible for some of the war’s most violent episodes remain at large and beyond the reach of justice—but perhaps not for long.

  • March 30, 2015

    Sitting Down With Iran

  • March 23, 2015

    Faith in Sinai