The National Catholic Review

February 9, 2015

Vol. 212 No. 4Whole No. 5077 Download PDF


Current Comment

What we can learn from the complicated legacy and canonization of Junípero Serra

State of the Family

Affordable child care and paid medical leave are pro-life issues.


Communion of Saints and Sinners
Leonard DeLorenzo
Loving an imperfect church
The Downside of Devolution
Robert David Sullivan
Whom Do You Follow?
Jeffrey J. Maciejewski
Christian life in the age of Facebook and Twitter
Take These Gifts
Mary Ann Walsh
Women should have more leadership roles in the church.

Books and Culture

Colonial Catholics
Thomas J. Shelley
'Papist Devils,' by Robert Emmett Curran
A Midwestern Journey
Edward W. Schmidt
'Searching for Marquette,' by Ruth D. Nelson
Traditional Wisdom
Kenneth R. Himes
'War’s Ends,' by James G. Murphy
Truth and Daring
Michael V. Tueth, S.J.
The provocative, gripping challenge of ‘Disgraced’

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Joy of Wholeness
John W. Martens
Are We Safer?
Margot Patterson
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
God Watching
Rick Cannon
Reply All
Our readers
Generation Faith
Winter’s Thaw
Paul Brunkhorst
Of Other Things
A Poet’s Corner
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
Vatican Dispatch
The Pope in the Poncho
Gerard O'Connell