The National Catholic Review

June 6-13, 2016

Vol. 214 No. 19Whole No. 5131 Download PDF


Studying Women Deacons

We support such a study and hope it helps us further understand the possibility of the female diaconate.

The Web We Weave

Catholic communicators have a special responsibility to model the merciful relationships they seek to encourage in others.

A Bicentennial to Bibles

Celebrating the American Bible Society's 200 years of work of bringing the Bible to the world.

The Right to Roam

Hostility toward walkers is a public health issue.


Steering the Ship of State
Robert David Sullivan
15 Ways President Obama has changed the direction of America
‘A Priest With His People’
Thomas M. Kelly
The grounded Gospel of Rutilio Grande

Books and Culture

Leadership Blinkered
Tom Deignan
'Éamon de Valera,' by Ronan Fanning
An Early First Lady
George E. Demacopoulos
'Theodora,' by David Potter
A Theology of Swift
Stephen Bullivant
No topic is out of bounds for the theologian.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Welcome Sinners
John W. Martens
The Word
Primary Identity
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
A Closing and an Opening
Stephen Fields, S.J.
Acts of Penance
Margot Patterson
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Daring Words
Joseph P. Hoover
Shannon C. Ward
Reply All
Our readers
Philosopher's Notebook
Throne and Altar Time
John J. Conley
Generation Faith
Called by Creation
Annika Freese