The National Catholic Review

October 21, 2013

Vol. 209 No. 11Whole No. 5026 Download PDF


Paralysis in Washington

A government shutdown is an unconscionable burden on those least able to bear it.

Current Comment

Play On?; 'Sell By' Dates; Just War for Oil?


Francis in ‘America’
Blase J. Cupich, John W. O’Malley, Richard Rohr, Meghan J. Clark, Stephen Bullivant, Patrick Gilger, Robert P. Imbelli, Karen Sue Smith, Drew Christiansen, Stephen P. White, James Hanvey

A historic papal interview draws world-wide reaction

A Church for the Poor
Robert W. McElroy

Pope Francis makes addressing poverty essential

A Pastoral Invitation
Donald W. Wuerl
Our Mag in Havana
Margaret E. Crahan

The growing influence of a new Catholic journal in Cuba

Books and Culture

Multiple Restraints
John P. McCarthy

Today, Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" received 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Tired of Sin

John W. Martens

Lead Us Not Into Clericalism

Daniel P. Horan

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.


Clifford Paul Fetters

State of the Question

Our readers

Washington Front
The Francis Factor

John Carr