The National Catholic Review

May 18, 2015

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Current Comment

The riots in Baltimore are a symptom of a national economic, racial and moral disease.

Fair Trade, Not Free Trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is shifting traditional partisan battle lines in Washington.


Relying on Each Other
Rachel Espinoza, Tawny Horner

Catholic couples discuss the realities of natural family planning.

A Call to Virtue
Jeffrey D. Sachs

Living the Gospel in the land of liberty

The Migrants’ Lament
Gerald F. Kicanas

Imagining their plight requires only a little heart and faith

Your Average American Catholic
Mark M. Gray

A model citizen for a diverse church

Who Am I to Lead?
Elizabeth Tenety

Female leadership for the 21st-century church

Five Minutes With Francis
Stephen Colbert, M. Shawn Copeland, Daniel J. Misleh, Ramesh Ponnuru, James F. Keenan, Arthur Fitzmaurice, Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Kathryn Jean Lopez

What would you say to the pope?

Books and Culture

Mirror, Mirror
James T. Keane

'The Americanization of Narcissism,' by Elizabeth Lunbeck

An Examined Life
Edward Glynn, S.J.

In Fallen Leaves Will Durant, best known for the best-selling History of Philosophy and po

Painful Blessings
Gerald T. Cobb

'Lila,' by Marilynne Robinson

In Her Majesty's Service
Rob Weinert-Kendt

‘The Audience’ takes a closer look at Queen Elizabeth

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Spirit of Truth Comes

John W. Martens

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.

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Our readers

Washington Front
Forming Catholic Voters

John Carr

Of Other Things
In Our Sons’ Names

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

Vatican Dispatch
Address the Root Causes

Gerard O'Connell