The National Catholic Review

October 31, 2016

Vol. 215 No. 14Whole No. 5145 Download PDF


Death on the Ballot

Support for the death penalty has slipped to just below 50 percent, its lowest level in 40 years.

Labor Scandal at Wells Fargo?

Wells Fargo reports that over the last five years it has terminated 5,300 employees for “inappropriate sales conduct.” Not one of the bank’s top managers received a pink slip.

Hacking at Home

Increasingly large attacks are made possible by the so-called internet of things.

End the Epidemic

In the last 10 years, the number of heroin-related overdoses nearly quadruple.


Blowing the Whistle
Ellen K. Boegel
Who Is My Neighbor?
Cecilia González-Andrieu

A new answer to an ancient question

Filling Empty Seats
Anthony J. Zavagnin

The Chinese students and Catholic high schools

Bloc the Vote
Robert David Sullivan

Are we defined by our demographics?

Books and Culture

From Gown to Town
Jonathan Malesic

The book offers detailed guidance on managing decisions a potential college student must make: whether to go to college right after high school, where one should attend and how to find internships along the way.

A Concrete Faith
Brett McLaughlin, S.J.

Lynch possessed a deeply incarnational spirituality and criticized religion understood as mere assent to transcendent meaning.

The Criminal’s Mask
Jennifer Levasseur

Told in alternating chapters, the lives of painter, collector and forger blend and echo in ways that none of them could imagine.

Character Studies
Eloise Blondiau

"High Maintenance" and "Easy" train viewers to think outside of themselves and to consider what is going on inside other people's minds.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Witnesses to Life

John W. Martens

Faith in Focus
Direction Finder

Patrick J. Ryan


James Martin, S.J.

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Ed Schmidt


Justin Runge

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