The National Catholic Review

May 25-June 1, 2015

Vol. 212 No. 18Whole No. 5091 Download PDF


Coping With Polarity

Catholics of different political stripes do agree on important things.

Current Comment

The horrors endured by Syria's besieged civilians continue to pile up.


A Voyage of Belief
Robert E. Lauder
Searching for God with John Haught
Animals 2.0
Susan Kopp, Charles C. Camosy
A veterinarian and a theologian survey a brave new world of biotechnology.
A Planetary Pope
Christiana Z. Peppard
When Francis speaks on the environment

Books and Culture

Diary of an Irish Priest
Dennis Vellucci
'A History of Loneliness,' by John Boyne
Kindred Spirits
Eugene Kennedy
Two new books take very different pathways in telling the story of St. Francis.
In the Clouds
Timothy Wadkins
'Cybertheology,' by Antonio Spadaro, S.J.
From Great Heights
John Anderson
‘Aloft’ and ‘Sunshine Superman’ adopt a bird’s eye view.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Adopted Into the Family of God
John W. Martens
The Word
Bread of Heaven
John W. Martens
The Proxy Wars of Arabia
Margot Patterson
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Reply All
Our readers
Of Other Things
Art or Agitation?
Kevin Clarke
Vatican Dispatch
Climate Check
Gerard O'Connell