The National Catholic Review

August 31-September 7, 2015

Vol. 213 No. 5Whole No. 5098 Download PDF


Our Segregated Schools

The one solution that has been proven to help minority students is not even on the table: integration.

Current Comment

After years of steady declines in U.S. cities, homicide rates are once again on the rise.


Progress Report
Joe Paprocki
Much remains to be done to improve religious education.
Serra’s Sainthood
Jeffrey M. Burns
A cause for healing or controversy?
Unplugged but Connected
Mike St. Thomas
The role of Catholic schools in the information age
Honey, Not Vinegar
Christopher Kaczor
Lessons from the psychology of persuasion

Books and Culture

Southern Exodus
Leo J. O'Donovan
The migration paintings of Jacob Lawrence
The Sisters’ Story
Timothy O’Brien, S.J.
'Contrition,' by Maura Weiler
A Not-Perfect Saint
Kevin Starr
'Junípero Serra,' by Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz
The Road to Terror
Lisa A. Baglione
'The Brothers,' by Masha Gessen

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Things of God
John W. Martens
The Word
Be Strong; Do Not Fear
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Bearing Witness
Elena Habersky
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Reply All
Our readers
Vantage Point
Fostering Faith
Francis D. Kelly
Washington Front
A Historic Pulpit
John Carr
Of Other Things
Here Be Monsters
Olga Segura
Vatican Dispatch
Timor-Leste Celebrates
Gerard O'Connell