The National Catholic Review

October 6, 2014

Vol. 211 No. 9Whole No. 5063 Download PDF


The N.F.L. Fumbles

Professional football must take an uncompromising stand against violence toward women.

Current Comment

Lawsuit in Baton Rouge, La., challenges the confidentiality of confessional seal.


Pope Moves to Protect Minors
Gerard O'Connell
Revisiting Remarriage
Mary Ann Walsh
Raise Up the Roof
Maria Cataldo-Cunniff
Families with disabilities belong at the synod too.
Encountering Christ
Martha Luján, Rubén Luján, Rev. Juan Romero
One couple’s journey in faith
Paradise Lost?
Daniel P. Horan
The Nuclear Option
Cornelius F. Murphy, Jr.
A call to refocus on the love between a man and a woman
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Our readers
Speaking of Faith
​Helen Alvaré
How should the church talk about what it means to be a Catholic family?
Family Portraits
Nathan Schneider, Ginny and Bob Kane, Valerie Schultz, Rebecca Peters, Maurice Timothy Reidy, Kevin Clarke, Rev. Alexander M. Santora
Discussion starters for the upcoming synod

Books and Culture

Siblings and Rivals
James T. Keane
'Brothers,' by George Howe Colt
Made in the U.S.A.
Gregory Orfalea
'What Is an American Muslim?" by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
Planning Family
Todd A. Salzman
'Sex, Violence, and Justice,' by Aline Kalbian
Still 'Fantastick'
Michael V. Tueth, S.J.
In the late 1950s, Broadway and Off Broadway theater had become a bit grim.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Invitation to the Feast
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Suffering Children
Brian Doyle
When in Rome
James Martin, SJ
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.