The National Catholic Review

November 30, 2015

Vol. 213 No. 17Whole No. 5110 Download PDF


Forgive Us Our Debts

As the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy approaches, many parishes and dioceses are preparing to celebrate and commemorate this time. Some will sponsor lectures or prayer groups.

Our Brother's Keeper

The release of a new and shocking report concerning the impact of economic change on vulnerable citizens could not have come at a better time.

Health Care’s Growing Pains

Insurers in many states are raising premiums and increasing deductibles.

Smart Oversight

Sexual abuse needs to be confronted at every turn in our church.


The Fight for Religious Freedom
Barry Hudock
John Courtney Murray’s role in ‘Dignitatis Humanae’

Books and Culture

Deep Catholic Waters
Peter Reichard
'Navy Priest,' by Capt. Jake Laboon, S.J.
Points of Faith
Elizabeth Webb
'What Are We Doing On Earth For Christ's Sake?' by Richard Leonard, S.J., and 'A Biography of the Spirit,' by John Haughey
A Force to Be Reckoned With
Jim McDermott
Mercy, sin and ‘Star Wars’

Columns and Departments

The Word
Preparing the People of God
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Hallway to Heaven
Linda Kinnamon
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
To Purgatory
Gary Metras
Reply All
Our readers
Vantage Point
The Uneasy Dialogue
Avery Dulles
Washington Front
An Election Out of Focus
John Carr
Of Other Things
The Mystic from Morningside Heights
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
Vatican Dispatch
A Church of Encounter
Gerard O'Connell