The National Catholic Review

August 4-11, 2014

Vol. 211 No. 3Whole No. 5057 Download PDF


Current Comment

The new system at the Vatican Bank must not only provide safeguards against corruption but also build up a culture of effective cooperation.

Prisoners Dilemma

Prison of the future should educate inmates not just with job skills but in liberal arts.


Healing an Old Wound
Dennis P. Halpin

Pope Francis, Korea and the comfort women

Order Restored
Thomas Worcester, S.J.

Remembering turbulent times for the Jesuits

‘Summa’ 2.0
Holly Taylor Coolman

A new generation reads Aquinas

Something Extraordinary
Edwin Block Jr.

Denise Levertov’s perennial appeal

Books and Culture

What Went Wrong
Mark J. Davis

'The Struggle for Iraq's Future,' Zaid Al-Ali

Meeting One’s Self
Dennis Vellucci

'A Kind of Dream,' by Kelly Cherry

Traditions of Conscience
Nicholas P. Cafardi

'The American Constitution and Religion,' by Richard J. Regan

A Visit to Main Street
Robert Lacy

At home with Sinclair Lewis

Columns and Departments

The Word
Everyone Belongs

John W. Martens

The Word
Holy Ghost Story

John W. Martens

Gaza Again

Margot Patterson

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.

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Philosopher's Notebook
For Israel

John J. Conley