The National Catholic Review

Current Comment

  • April 27, 2015

    Mothers on Hunger Strike

  • April 13, 2015

    Honoring Jean Vanier

  • April 6, 2015

    Called to Account. Finally

    The battles of a civil war do not end when the fighting stops. Twenty-four years after a peace accord halted the bloody civil war in El Salvador, the individuals responsible for some of the war’s most violent episodes remain at large and beyond the reach of justice—but perhaps not for long.

  • March 30, 2015

    Sitting Down With Iran

  • March 23, 2015

    Faith in Sinai

  • March 16, 2015

    Father Ted’s Legacy

    Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., popularly known as Ted, who died on Feb. 26, was one of the pre-eminent public figures of American Catholicism in the late 20th century, noted for his devotion to his twin vocations as a Holy Cross priest and a university educator.

  • March 9, 2015

    Policing Prejudice

  • March 2, 2015

    Prenatal Imprecision

    For decades, expecting parents have had access to prenatal tests to check for genetic disorders like Down syndrome and Edwards syndrome. But until recently they have had to choose between imprecise screenings and invasive diagnostics that, while definitive, carry a small risk of miscarriage. Today, mothers are increasingly opting for a new generation of prenatal screening tests that promise...

  • February 23, 2015

    A ‘Francis Effect’ in Cuba

  • February 16, 2015

    Richard McBrien, R.I.P.

    The late Rev. Richard P. McBrien’s outspoken manner won him a following among those devoted to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council and critics among others, who saw his views—on issues ranging from women’s ordination to the virgin birth—as erroneous or misleading.