The National Catholic Review

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  • December 8-15, 2014

    Faithful Condemnation

  • December 1, 2014

    AIDS Today

  • November 24, 2014

    Unlocking Washington

  • November 17, 2014

    Lessons From Nisour Square

  • November 10, 2014

    Not Just a Game

    The label “social justice warrior” is not considered a compliment in the world of serious gaming. It is an insult hurled by video game enthusiasts at those who challenge the sexism, violence and exclusion that mark their virtual realities. And as the gaming industry, which has traditionally catered to young white males, becomes increasingly diverse, more people are doing just that. 

  • November 3, 2014

    Unreasonable Seizures

  • October 27, 2014

    A Place to Call Home?

  • October 20, 2014

    Father Arrupe’s Return

    “The ship of the Society has been tossed around by the waves, and there is nothing surprising in this,” said Pope Francis during a Vespers service in Rome on Sept. 27 that marked the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus in 1814, after its suppression by Pope Clement XIV in 1773. The pope urged his brother Jesuits: “Row then! Row, be strong, even against a headwind!...

  • October 13, 2014

    Breaking Ebola

    Six months into the unprecedented outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, the United States and international community are finally trying to catch up to the crisis. On Sept. 16 President Obama committed 3,000 military personnel and $750 million to coordinate relief efforts. Two days later the United Nations Security Council convened its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis...

  • October 6, 2014

    Sacred Silence

    Everyone knows—or should know—that a priest cannot break the confessional seal. Canon law is clear on this point. Some have argued that the person making a confession can waive his or her right to confidentiality and thus release the priest from his obligation. That question might soon reach the U.S. Supreme Court.