The National Catholic Review

March 2, 2015

Vol. 212 No. 7Whole No. 5080 Download PDF


Current Comment

Proliferation of prenatal screening presents an ethical challenge to health care providers.

Jailing Families
The U.S. should pursue detention alternatives for migrants

Editors call for alternatives to detention for migrant children and parents


A Year in Vocations
Mary Ann Walsh
A Rite of Passage
William J. Byron
Should young people be required to do a year of service?

Books and Culture

A Careful Quartet
Kelly Cherry
'The Liar's Wife,' by Mary Gordon
Keeping It Real
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
'Mercy in the City,' by Kerry Weber, and 'The Many Sides of Peace,' by Brayton Shanley
A Sense of Solidarity
Kevin P. Quinn
'Health Care as a Social Good,' by David M. Craig
Podcast People
Jim McDermott
‘Serial’ kills the radio stars

Columns and Departments

The Word
God’s Word for Us
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
The Monk and Me
Kaya Oakes
The Law and Children
Helen M. Alvaré
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
They Build a Hogan in Coal Canyon, Arizona
Stella Jeng Guillory
Reply All
Our readers
Philosopher's Notebook
On Paying Attention
John J. Conley
Vatican Dispatch
Francis and Congress
Gerard O'Connell