The National Catholic Review

November 30, 2015

Vol. 213 No. 17Whole No. 5110 Download PDF


Our Brother's Keeper

The release of a new and shocking report concerning the impact of economic change on vulnerable citizens could not have come at a better time.

Health Care’s Growing Pains

Insurers in many states are raising premiums and increasing deductibles.

Smart Oversight

Sexual abuse needs to be confronted at every turn in our church.

Forgive Us Our Debts

As the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy approaches, many parishes and dioceses are preparing to celebrate and commemorate this time. Some will sponsor lectures or prayer groups.


The Fight for Religious Freedom
Barry Hudock

John Courtney Murray’s role in ‘Dignitatis Humanae’

Books and Culture

Deep Catholic Waters
Peter Reichard

'Navy Priest,' by Capt. Jake Laboon, S.J.

Points of Faith
Elizabeth Webb

'What Are We Doing On Earth For Christ's Sake?' by Richard Leonard, S.J., and 'A Biography of the Spirit,' by John Haughey

A Force to Be Reckoned With
Jim McDermott

Mercy, sin and ‘Star Wars’

Columns and Departments

The Word
Preparing the People of God

John W. Martens

Faith in Focus
Hallway to Heaven

Linda Kinnamon

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.

To Purgatory

Gary Metras

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Our readers

Vantage Point
The Uneasy Dialogue

Avery Dulles

Washington Front
An Election Out of Focus

John Carr

Of Other Things
The Mystic from Morningside Heights

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

Vatican Dispatch
A Church of Encounter

Gerard O'Connell