The National Catholic Review

October 3, 2016

Vol. 215 No. 5 141Whole No. 5141 Download PDF


The New Know-Nothings

Was that 1856 or last week? It appears it has been both.

Election Day Spoilers

Some worry that people will skip voting if the presidential election seems to be over by noon.

Islamic Misinformation

“Islam is peace,” said George W. Bush just days after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Do Mosquitoes Matter?

The potential reduction in human suffering from eliminating disease-bearing mosquitoes would be vast.


The Power of the Word
Greg Erlandson

The enduring value of Catholic media

Reviving Liberal Education
Joseph J. Dunn

A new age needs the old tradition.

Trump Makes a Place for Faith
Michael J. O'Loughlin

'I owe so much to Christianity,' the Republican nominee tells supporters.

Books and Culture

In Living Color
Leo J. O'Donovan

“A world without color would seem dead,” she said in a 1972 interview. “Color, for me, is life.”

A Touch of Hope
Barbara Curtin Miles

Each time I attend Mass I struggle to discern: Am I about to encounter my risen Lord, or am I about to commit a serious sin?

Grief and Glory
Roger Bergman

How did freedom become identified with unfettered access to cheap and abundant oil from halfway around the world?

Help Them Help Themselves
Stephen J. Pope

The book is based on its authors’ decades of concrete experience with well-meaning volunteers who have tried to “do good” for people in marginalized communities in Central America.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Along the Road

John W. Martens

Faith in Focus
Group Therapy

Maureen Miller

Writers and Reconcilers

James T. Keane

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.

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St. Francis in Full

Daniel P. Horan

Vatican Dispatch
The Source of Suffering

Gerard O'Connell