The National Catholic Review

November 24, 2014

Vol. 211 No. 16Whole No. 5070 Download PDF


Current Comment

American voters say the next Congress's top priority should be to fix itself.

Learning the News
Media literacy for the modern age

How can we teach the news reading skills that are essential to responsible citizenship?


Closer to Communion
John R. Quinn
What the patriarchates mean for today’s church
Endangered Indonesia
David Pinault
Can this unique Islamic culture survive an era of absolutism?
Revisionist Islam
Patrick J. Ryan
The origins of a modern nightmare in Iraq and Syria

Books and Culture

Behind the Debates
David O’Brien
'What They Wished For,' by Lawrence J. McAndrews
No Place Like Rome
Anthony J. Pogorelc
'On the Left Bank of the Tiber,' by Gerald O'Collins, S.J.
Staying Afloat
Rob Weinert-Kendt
Two new productions navigate chaotic times

Columns and Departments

The Word
Daily Distractions
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Finding Forgiveness
Camille D'Arienzo, R.S.M.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Reply All
Our readers
Washington Front
Midterm Malaise
John Carr
Of Other Things
Avoiding Absolutism
Daniel P. Horan
Vatican Dispatch
Good Stewards
Gerard O'Connell