The National Catholic Review

January 5-12, 2015

Vol. 212 No. 1Whole No. 5074 Download PDF


Current Comment

Vatican suggests that the church’s conditional acceptance of deterrence is no longer functional.

A Nation of Immigrants

Administration action on immigration is only a first step in long road to comprehensive reform.


Marketing Motherhood
Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig
The meaning of vocation in a secular world
Synod Can Unify Church
Mary Ann Walsh
‘We Must Reach Out’
Elisabetta Piqué
Pope Francis speaks about the Curia, the Synod on the Family and the year ahead.

Books and Culture

Mother and Mystery
Maria Wiering
A new exhibit celebrates Mary.
Rights Over Laws
Francis X. Hezel
'Kinship Across Borders,' by Kristin E. Heyer
The 'Devil' Inside
Laura M. Chmielewski
'Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America,' by Paula M. Kane
Founding Pastor
Thomas D. Stegman
'Paul and the Faithfulness of God,' by N.T. Wright

Columns and Departments

The Word
Finding a Friend
John W. Martens
The Word
Spirit of Justice
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Fruitful Searching
Matt Emerson
Faith in Focus
Military Maneuver
Raymond A. Schroth
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
His Vision
Amit Majmudar
Reply All
Our readers
Washington Front
New Year’s Wishes
John Carr
Generation Faith
Wisdom of the Ages
Jacob A. Jones
Of Other Things
A Requiem for Truthiness
Bill McGarvey