The National Catholic Review

In All Things

A group blog by the editors, columnists and frequent contributors to America.

May 2015

  • May 5 2015 - 3:03pm
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    In the fifth installment of "The Living Word" lecture series, University of Notre Dame scholar and author Msgr. John P. Meier will present "Unfashionable Views on the Parables of Jesus."

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

    America Bible Society

    1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

    Reception to follow.

    The event is free and open to the public. Please respond by May 15 to Margaret Sarci:...

  • May 5 2015 - 9:42am
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    I’ve had troubles with work for a long time. In the 1960s my struggles to get into graduate school as a wife and mother alerted me to feminist discrimination in the system. Today women still face difficulties in the workplace but other problems also plague our work world. I see my grown children and their peers battling to get a foothold in careers with a future. Middle-aged friends are hit with sudden unemployment when they are downsized by companies that merge, close down or move away.

  • May 4 2015 - 1:09pm
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    On Tuesday, April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case that will decide whether the U.S. constitution requires states to license marriages between two people of the same sex and/or requires states to recognize same-sex marriages performed out-of-state. To answer these questions, the court must first come to a consensus on the...

  • May 1 2015 - 7:21pm
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    “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”

    James Baldwin first said these words over 60 years ago; and these words were on my mind as I once again marched along with my fellow New Yorkers on Wednesday night. This time, we marched in honor of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American killed while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department. Baldwin’s call for national reflection...

  • May 1 2015 - 10:47am
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    On April 29, New York City government officials, community organizers and allies against sexual violence gathered on the steps of City Hall for the 17th annual Denim Day. The event sounds like the name of a Levis jeans cyber-sale, but the actual background may startle you—or at least, I hope it does.