The National Catholic Review

October 21, 2013

Vol. 209 No. 11Whole No. 5026 Download PDF


Paralysis in Washington

A government shutdown is an unconscionable burden on those least able to bear it.

Current Comment

Play On?; 'Sell By' Dates; Just War for Oil?


Francis in ‘America’
Blase J. Cupich, John W. O’Malley, Richard Rohr, Meghan J. Clark, Stephen Bullivant, Patrick Gilger, Robert P. Imbelli, Karen Sue Smith, Drew Christiansen, Stephen P. White, James Hanvey
A historic papal interview draws world-wide reaction
A Church for the Poor
Robert W. McElroy
Pope Francis makes addressing poverty essential
A Pastoral Invitation
Donald W. Wuerl
Our Mag in Havana
Margaret E. Crahan
The growing influence of a new Catholic journal in Cuba

Books and Culture

Multiple Restraints
John P. McCarthy
Today, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" received 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Tired of Sin
John W. Martens
Lead Us Not Into Clericalism
Daniel P. Horan
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Clifford Paul Fetters
State of the Question
Our readers
Washington Front
The Francis Factor
John Carr