The National Catholic Review

February 15, 2016

Vol. 214 No. 5 117Whole No. 5117 Download PDF


Flint Was No Accident

The effects of historical and structural racism must be taken into account

Iran's Juvenile Justice

Iran is ranked among the leading countries in the world in executions of juveniles.

Immigrant Flood—Really?

The myth of people “pouring” across our borders in ever-increasing numbers should not go unchallenged in this election year.

Edward Glynn, S.J.

When men join the Jesuits they are reminded that few Jesuits become famous—John Courtney Murray, Pope Francis—but many will engage in unsung work in which they touch countless lives.


The Holiness Project
Bridget Burke Ravizza
Learning about marriage from the lives of Christian couples
Valley of Sorrows
Ryan Bemis
Rebuilding community along the Mexican border
The Greatness of a Nation
Robert W. McElroy
Reclaiming our national politics for the protection of the human person
‘My God, My God’:
James Martin, S.J.
When Jesus felt abandoned

Books and Culture

Tell It to Me in Pictures
Jon M. Sweeney
'Hellbreak Volume 1,' by Cullen Bunn and Dave Stewart; 'The Best American Comics 2015,' edited by Jonathan Lethem and BIll Kartalopoulos; 'Poetry is Useless,' by Andrew Nilsen; 'Blankets,' by Craig Thompson
Last Rights
Barbara Curtin Miles
'The Good Death,' by Ann Neumann
Less Is More
J. Greg Phelan
'All Days Are Night,' by Peter Stamm
Trial and Error
Jake Martin
‘Making a Murderer’ upends our preconceived notions of who the good guys and bad guys are.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Glory of Life
John W. Martens
Misunderstanding Al Qaeda
Margot Patterson
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, S.J.
Thomas Lynch
Reply All
Our readers
Of Other Things
Hating February
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
Vatican Dispatch
Mexico Mission
Gerard O'Connell