The National Catholic Review

March 5, 2012

Vol. 206 No. 7Whole No. 4963 Download PDF


Policy, Not Liberty
The present campaign fails to acknowledge that claims of religious liberty may collide with the right to health care.
Current Comment
The Money Race; The Case for Good Counsel; All You Holy Women


First of Freedoms?
Mary Ann Glendon
How religious liberty could become a second-class right
A Balancing Act
David Hollenbach, Thomas A. Shannon
Catholic teaching on the church's rightsand the rights of all
Staying Civil
Blase J. Cupich
Finding opportunity in a painful moment, an essay by Bishop Blase Cupich, the next archbishop of Chicago.

Books and Culture

In the Footsteps of Ignatius
Paul Mariani
Following a saint through Spain
Tempted to Despair
Sam Zeno Conedera
Teofilo F. Ruiz explores the uncertainties of life in Western civilization.
Devious History
Mary Donnarumma Sharnick
Umberto Eco's The Prague Cemetery is a dark and cynical novel.
Legal Hurdles
Robert K. Vischer
Is Occupy Wall Street right about the way to fight social injustice?

Columns and Departments

The Word
Fools for God
Peter Feldmeier
Forgive Us Our Sins
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Kerry Weber
Magpie Harm
Michael Cadnum