The National Catholic Review

December 5-12, 2016

Vol. 215 No. 18Whole No. 5150 Download PDF

Editorials

Signs of Change

Women make up less than 20 percent of Congress.

All the News That Causes Fits

Was a report that Pope Francis had endorsed the Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, enough to lock down your vote on Election Day?

A United State

We must learn to love one another both in spite of and because of our differences. Let us begin.

Spotlight on Refugees

On the campaign trail, the president-elect put Syrian refugees “on notice.”

Articles

The Faces of Courage
Raymond A. Schroth

Fortitude requires endurance and patience

After November
Margot Patterson, Kevin E. Stuart, Jane Sloan Peters, Cecilia González-Andrieu, C. C. Pecknold, Jim McDermott

Catholics respond to the unexpected election of Donald J. Trump.

Books and Culture

Books
A Mercurial Character
Richard A. Blake

Yes, Peter O’Toole did have a life after “Lawrence of Arabia.”

Books
Brotherly Love
Jim O'Grady

How do you carry on when a majority of your own church, clerical and lay, denounces you?

Books
Students on the Way
George Dennis O'Brien

Vocation turns out to be critical not only for life beyond college, but for life within college.

Theater
Theater of the Moment
Rob Weinert-Kendt

The theater is a kind of church where the roiling, thoughts of the day are brought into a room and processed through a shared narrative experience.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Encounters With Angels

Michael Simone

The Word
Tell Me Who You Are

Michael Simone

Faith in Focus
Exploring God’s Call

Ann Marie Brennan

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.

Poem
Not Jumping

m.nicole.r.wildhood

Letters
Reply All

Our readers

Washington Front
In the Time of Trump

John Carr

Of Other Things
Field Trip to Rikers

Edward W. Schmidt

Vatican Dispatch
Francis the Preacher

Gerard O'Connell