The National Catholic Review

December 22-29, 2014

Vol. 211 No. 19Whole No. 5073 Download PDF


Current Comment

New law provides additional oversight and training for federal child care program.

Crossing Borders

Holy Family crosses border after border so that the Son of God might one day break them down.


Becoming Human
Leo J. O'Donovan
The Incarnation calls us to a new life.
Signs of That Peace
Gerald W. Schlabach
Peacemaking is everybody’s business
Solid Foundations
Meghan J. Clark
Grounding social justice in our common humanity

Books and Culture

Where is Thy Sting?
Jerome Donnelly
'Musings on Mortality,' by Victor Brombert
Majority Rules
Mark J. Davis
'Goliath,' by Max Blumenthal
A ‘Catholic’ Justice?
Nicholas P. Cafardi
'Scalia,' by Bruce Allen Murphy
Hopeful Wanderers
John Anderson
The spiritual journeys in ‘Wild’ and ‘Exodus’

Columns and Departments

The Word
Journey of Hope
John W. Martens
The Word
Children of Hope
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Faith Amid Flowers
B. G. Kelley
A More Perfect Union
Helen M. Alvaré
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
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Our readers
Philosopher's Notebook
Has Natural Law Died?
John J. Conley
Vatican Dispatch
Rome in Review
Gerard O'Connell