The National Catholic Review

May 18, 2015

Vol. 212 No. 17Whole No. 5090 Download PDF


Current Comment

The riots in Baltimore are a symptom of a national economic, racial and moral disease.

Fair Trade, Not Free Trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is shifting traditional partisan battle lines in Washington.


Relying on Each Other
Rachel Espinoza, Tawny Horner
Catholic couples discuss the realities of natural family planning.
A Call to Virtue
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Living the Gospel in the land of liberty
The Migrants’ Lament
Gerald F. Kicanas
Imagining their plight requires only a little heart and faith
Your Average American Catholic
Mark M. Gray
A model citizen for a diverse church
Who Am I to Lead?
Elizabeth Tenety
Female leadership for the 21st-century church
Five Minutes With Francis
Stephen Colbert, M. Shawn Copeland, Daniel J. Misleh, Ramesh Ponnuru, James F. Keenan, Arthur Fitzmaurice, Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Kathryn Jean Lopez
What would you say to the pope?

Books and Culture

Mirror, Mirror
James T. Keane
'The Americanization of Narcissism,' by Elizabeth Lunbeck
An Examined Life
Edward Glynn, S.J.
In Fallen Leaves Will Durant, best known for the best-selling History of Philosophy and po
Painful Blessings
Gerald T. Cobb
'Lila,' by Marilynne Robinson
In Her Majesty's Service
Rob Weinert-Kendt
‘The Audience’ takes a closer look at Queen Elizabeth

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Spirit of Truth Comes
John W. Martens
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Reply All
Our readers
Washington Front
Forming Catholic Voters
John Carr
Of Other Things
In Our Sons’ Names
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
Vatican Dispatch
Address the Root Causes
Gerard O'Connell