The National Catholic Review

May 16, 2016

Vol. 214 No. 17Whole No. 5129 Download PDF


Fight to Vote

Unless a higher court reverses the North Carolina decision, we may see more efforts to make it more difficult to vote.

Colombia's Long Road to Peace

The longest conflict in the Western world may finally be coming to an end.

Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016)

Daniel J. Berrigan was one of the most influential Catholics of our time.

Ship for the Rich

No danger of rubbing shoulders with the 4,000 people in $1,000-a-week cabins down below.


Bridging a Racial Divide
Edward K. Braxton
The Catholic Church and the Black Lives Matter movement
Blaming the Stranger
Brett C. Hoover
Parishes must resist the myth of the ‘Latino threat.’

Books and Culture

How Far the Stars?
David Collins
'Setting Aside All Authority,' by Christopher Graney
Alternate Realities
Diane Scharper
'What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours,' by Helen Oyeyemi
Advocacy Awry
Mark S. Massa
'Refuge in the Lord,' by Lawrence J. McAndrews
Black Lives Soar
Eric T. Styles
Not only is “Blackbird” a classic; in the hands and voice of a gifted black artist, it can be prophetic.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Inseparable Operations
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Just a Mother?
Tanya Rybarczyk
The Compromise That Binds
Nathan Schneider
Misinformation Age
Bill McGarvey
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Michael Cadnum
Reply All
Our readers
Generation Faith
Protest and Serve
Daniel McCarthy