The National Catholic Review

March 2, 2015

Vol. 212 No. 7Whole No. 5080 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment

Proliferation of prenatal screening presents an ethical challenge to health care providers.

Jailing Families
The U.S. should pursue detention alternatives for migrants

Editors call for alternatives to detention for migrant children and parents

Articles

A Year in Vocations
Mary Ann Walsh
A Rite of Passage
William J. Byron
Should young people be required to do a year of service?

Books and Culture

Books
A Careful Quartet
Kelly Cherry
'The Liar's Wife,' by Mary Gordon
Books
Keeping It Real
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
'Mercy in the City,' by Kerry Weber, and 'The Many Sides of Peace,' by Brayton Shanley
Books
A Sense of Solidarity
Kevin P. Quinn
'Health Care as a Social Good,' by David M. Craig
Ideas
Podcast People
Jim McDermott
‘Serial’ kills the radio stars

Columns and Departments

The Word
God’s Word for Us
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
The Monk and Me
Kaya Oakes
Columns
The Law and Children
Helen M. Alvaré
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Poem
They Build a Hogan in Coal Canyon, Arizona
Stella Jeng Guillory
Letters
Reply All
Our readers
Philosopher's Notebook
On Paying Attention
John J. Conley
Vatican Dispatch
Francis and Congress
Gerard O'Connell