The National Catholic Review

December 1, 2014

Vol. 211 No. 17Whole No. 5071 Download PDF


The Tyranny of Talk

Francis has rarely been more plainspoken than when talking about the 'terrorism of gossip.'

Current Comment

Today H.I.V. remains the world’s leading infectious killer, taking 1.5 million lives last year.


Conversation Stoppers
Robert David Sullivan
Renew This World
Gary Gardner
A churchwide strategy for a sustainable planet
Eden to Gethsemane
Peter J. Vaghi
The Christian environmental journey

Books and Culture

Living on the Edge
Carol K. Coburn
Religious Women: Past, Present, Future?
Laws of Attraction
Kerry Weber
The struggle to form and sustain relationships is a universal experience.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Comfort of Hope
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
The Loneliest Choice
Rev. Rhonda Mawhood Lee
Finding Your Center
Margot Patterson
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Diane Vreuls
Reply All
Our readers
Generation Faith
Hot Dog Hospitality
Michael Conway
Of Other Things
A Common Core--of Hysteria?
Kevin Clarke
Vatican Dispatch
Francis and the Children
Gerard O'Connell