The National Catholic Review

February 29, 2016

Vol. 214 No. 7Whole No. 5119 Download PDF


‘When I Was in Prison…’

The problems with for-profit prisons are well documented.

On a Mission for Mercy

It is no coincidence that this commission coincided with the start of the Lenten season.

Abuse Commission Shake-up

Having the witness of survivors on the Vatican abuse commission is essential.

A Holy Right

Moving from documenting these violations to correcting them represents a Herculean task.


A Global Peril
Elias D. Mallon
The state of religious freedom today
Islamic Awakening
Daniel Philpott
An ancient faith encounters modernity
Report From Vietnam
Thomas J. Reese, Mary Ann Glendon
The struggle between government and religion
Liberty’s Rise and Fall
Drew Christiansen
A modern history of religious freedom
Peace Is Our Calling
Maryann Cusimano Love
Catholics on the front lines of religious freedom advocacy

Books and Culture

Going Live
Alfred Lawrence Lorenz
'That's the Way It Is,' by Charles L. Ponce de Leon
Movements Of Faith
Nicholas D. Sawicki
'Structures of Grace,' by Kevin Ahern
Arguments With God
Rob Weinert-Kendt
The spiritual side of two Broadway revivals

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Home of Repentance
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Centered by Prayer
James M. Lang
A Lenten Mystery
James Martin, S.J.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
The Burning Ladder
Dana Gioia
Reply All
Our readers
Philosopher's Notebook
Lenten Freedom
John J. Conley
(Un)Conventional Wisdom
Criminal Politics
Robert David Sullivan
Vatican Dispatch
What Will Francis Say?
Gerard O'Connell