The National Catholic Review


  • September 22, 2014

    Place of Grace

  • September 15, 2014

    Racism in America

    I am an African-American woman and life-long member of the Catholic Christian faith. Thank you so much for the dedicated issue, “Black and Catholic” (7/7).

  • Sept. 1-8, 2014

    Not Exempt

    Taking the advice of Matt Malone, S.J., I read “side-by-side” the two essays on Israel/Palestine, “For Israel,” by John Conley, S.J., and “Gaza Again,” by Margot Patterson (8/...

  • August 18-25, 2014

    Rus’ and Russia

    In “The West Knows Best?” (5/19), Margot Patterson writes that in the 13th century “Russia’s western neighbors took advantage of her weakness to seize portions of Russia and the western half of Ukraine and to annex these to Western Christendom.” This statement is incorrect and highly misleading.

  • August 4-11, 2014


    Time Redeemed

  • July 21-28, 2014

    The Role of Conscience

    Editor’s note: Lisa Fullam, an associate professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif., a graduate school of Santa Clara University, responds to “The Ethics of Exit,” by Daniel J. Daly (6/9). Her letter expresses concerns raised by many readers.

  • July 7-14, 2014

    Love and Truth

    There is much to commend in “Simply Loving,” by James Martin, S.J. (5/26). There is no doubt that “loving the sinner, while hating the sin” is easier for God than for man. We imperfect and fallen humans tend to either love both or hate both. It is hard to get it right, but we must try. It is the only way to see...

  • June 23-30, 2014

    Similar Witness

  • June 9-16, 2014

    Christ at Center

    I very much appreciated “Redefining Success,” by Brian B. Pinter (5/12). After 27 years teaching at the college level, I am more and more convinced of the crucial importance of the formation in faith that students receive in high school. It is often determinative for their ongoing commitment to the Christian...

  • May 26-June 2, 2014

    Writing in the World

    I read with interest “Writers Blocked?” by Kaya Oakes (4/28), an assessment of Catholic writing today. The “Golden Age” writers Thomas Merton, Flannery O’Connor and Walker Percy were read, not because they were Catholic but because they had something to say. Also each of them had a unique voice that...