The National Catholic Review

July 7-14, 2014

Vol. 211 No. 1Whole No. 5055 Download PDF


Current Comment

The recently re-articulated Obama Doctrine is being put to the test by militants in Iraq.

Children’s Crusade

A humanitarian catastrophe is quietly escalating at the country’s southern borders.


To Live Fully
Christopher Pramuk

The witness of Sister Thea Bowman

Freedom Bound
Vincent D. Rougeau

The legacy and ongoing challenge of the Civil Rights Act

Revisiting Racism
M. Shawn Copeland

Black theology and a legacy of oppression

Books and Culture

Breaking Barriers
Bryan N. Massingale, Cyprian Davis, Kim R. Harris, Andrew Prevot, Cecilia A. Moore, C. Vanessa White, Diana L. Hayes

What better way to introduce our readers to more black Catholic writers than to ask a selection of black Catholic intellectuals to tell us about their favorite books by their fellow writers?

Mirror to America
Alex Mikulich

'A Watchful Man,' biography of Paul Robeson by Jordan Goodman

Sisters Act
John Anderson

There is nothing quite like a nun with a voice.

Columns and Departments

The Word
People, Not Plants

John W. Martens

The Word

John W. Martens

Faith in Focus
Saved by Grace

Cora Marie Billings

Faith in Focus
Growing in Faith

Lynn Fulmore

American Idol

James T. Keane

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.

Free Ride of Grace

Margaret Young

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Our readers

Vantage Point
Civil Rights Aftermath

The Editors

Generation Faith
True Identity

Vanessa Fulmore