The National Catholic Review

June 8-15, 2015

Vol. 212 No. 19Whole No. 5092 Download PDF


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Tracking Train Safety

Moynihan’s Message

Fifty years ago, a young scholar at the Department of Labor, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, wrote The Negro Family: The Case for National Action. “The racist virus in the American blood stream,” he said, “still afflicts us,” and “the Negro family in the urban


The Gospel According To the ‘Nones’
Elizabeth Drescher
Reading Scripture without religion
A Family Embrace
Diarmuid Martin
Renewing the church’s pastoral support for marriage

Books and Culture

Time in a Bottle
J. Greg Phelan
When I received the go-ahead to review Karl Ove Knausgaard’s latest book, my editor asked me to “deal wi
Privacy Settings
Jim McDermott
In February at the Academy Awards Neil Patrick Harris made the quip that “Edward Snowden couldn’t be her
Gotta Sing!
Rob Weinert-Kendt
“Some people watch TV, we sing,” says Tanya, a middle-aged prostitute who’s part of the downbeat tableau vivant of Lisa D’Amour’s grittil

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Kingdom Unusual
John W. Martens
The Word
New Creation
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Lessons of the Heart
Anthony J. Zavagnin
In Jesus’ Footsteps
James Martin, S.J.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
'Called to Salt-Work'
Joseph P. Hoover
King of Crabs
Scot Brannon
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Philosopher's Notebook
‘Delayed, Not Destroyed’
John J. Conley
Vatican Dispatch
Latin American Revival
Gerard O'Connell