The National Catholic Review

May 4, 2015

Vol. 212 No. 15Whole No. 5088 Download PDF


Current Comment

Senate passed human trafficking bill held up for months by partisan fight over abortion

Preventing a Nuclear Iran

Political solidarity at home needed to reach agreements on critical issues abroad


Changing Hearts
Drew Christiansen
Four ways Pope Francis is transforming church life
No More Nukes?
Kevin Clarke
A new movement argues it is time to finally ban the bomb.
Called to Be Saints
Robert Ellsberg
Why I support the canonization of Dorothy Day

Books and Culture

To The Barricades!
Thomas Murphy
'Massacre,' by John Merriman
Entrepreneurial Evangelist
Kenneth L. Woodward
'America's Pastor,' by Grant Wacker
Answering the Unspeakable
Frank Brennan
'The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses,' by James T. O'Reilly
Based On A True Story
Jim McDermott
What biopics get right

Columns and Departments

The Word
Same as It Ever Was?
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
In Defense of Altar Girls
Kerry Weber
A Prayer for El Salvador
James T. Keane
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Michael Rossmann, S.J.
Gli Indifferenti
John Lawrence Darretta
State of the Question
State of the Question
Our readers
Philosopher's Notebook
The Great Crime
John J. Conley
Vatican Dispatch
When Francis Talks
Gerard O'Connell