The National Catholic Review

August 1-8, 2016

Vol. 215 No. 3Whole No. 5135 Download PDF


Crossing the Street

To love one’s neighbors is to seek to understand their experience.

Venezuela on the Verge

Conditions in Venezuela appear to be reaching a complete breakdown.

Referendum Irresponsibility

Residents of San Francisco will need to budget plenty of time for voting this fall.

Olympic Crackdown

The pressure to “clean up” the city for its moment in the global spotlight may lead to further victimization.


After Scalia
Ellen K. Boegel

How the Supreme Court is faring without its most vocal justice

Humanitarian Revolution
David Miliband

The refugee crisis demands better aid, not just more aid.

Watching for God
Antonio Spadaro, S.J., Louis J. Cameli

The gift and challenge of discernment in ‘The Joy of Love’

Books and Culture

Bonds Broken By War
Kelly Cherry

'Hystopia,' by David Means

Pip’s Progress
Paul David Leon

'Purity,' by Jonathan Franzen

Capital Crimes
Kevin M. Doyle

'13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty,' by Mario Marazziti

A Man for All Seasons
Richard A. Blake

"In short, it is the story of a media manipulator who strove to turn his celebrity into elective office. Draw what parallels you may."

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Little Flock

John W. Martens

The Word
Out of the Mire

John W. Martens

Faith in Focus
Speaking of Christ

Mary Boys

Faith in Focus
What Are You Signing Up For?

Richard Becker

Teaching to Think

James T. Keane

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.


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