The National Catholic Review

July 7-14, 2014

Vol. 211 No. 1Whole No. 5055 Download PDF


Current Comment

The recently re-articulated Obama Doctrine is being put to the test by militants in Iraq.

Children’s Crusade

A humanitarian catastrophe is quietly escalating at the country’s southern borders.


To Live Fully
Christopher Pramuk
The witness of Sister Thea Bowman
Freedom Bound
Vincent D. Rougeau
The legacy and ongoing challenge of the Civil Rights Act
Revisiting Racism
M. Shawn Copeland
Black theology and a legacy of oppression

Books and Culture

Breaking Barriers
Bryan N. Massingale, Cyprian Davis, Kim R. Harris, Andrew Prevot, Cecilia A. Moore, C. Vanessa White, Diana L. Hayes
What better way to introduce our readers to more black Catholic writers than to ask a selection of black Catholic intellectuals to tell us about their favorite books by their fellow writers?
Mirror to America
Alex Mikulich
'A Watchful Man,' biography of Paul Robeson by Jordan Goodman
Sisters Act
John Anderson
There is nothing quite like a nun with a voice.

Columns and Departments

The Word
People, Not Plants
John W. Martens
The Word
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Saved by Grace
Cora Marie Billings
Faith in Focus
Growing in Faith
Lynn Fulmore
American Idol
James T. Keane
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Free Ride of Grace
Margaret Young
Reply All
Our readers
Vantage Point
Civil Rights Aftermath
The Editors
Generation Faith
True Identity
Vanessa Fulmore