The National Catholic Review

January 18-25, 2016

Vol. 214 No. 2Whole No. 5114 Download PDF


Working for Women

Despite America’s commitment to freedom and liberty, women are not afforded “their rightful place as citizens of the world’s leading economy.”

Put Students First

The public school teachers’ union voted overwhelmingly in mid-December to go on strike.

Peace Through Mercy

In World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis reminds us: “God is not indifferent!”

U.S. Weapons Over Yemen

The U.S. could be morally categorized as an accessory to coalition’s possible war crimes


From Churches to Church
Thomas P. Rausch

Assessing the movement toward Christian unity

Saving Syria
Michael Peppard

ISIS seeks to control the country’s future by destroying its Christian past.

A City Under Fire
Judith Valente

Can Chicago offer an example of a path away from gun violence?

Teacher, Heal Thyself
Raymond A. Schroth

Fixing the nation’s education crisis requires elementary thinking.

Books and Culture

A Mother’s Love
Dennis Vellucci

'The Mare,' by Mary Gaitskill

Of and for the Poor
Paul Lakeland

Fernando Cardenal, S.J., whose work for the Sandinista government led to his dismissal from the Society, died on Saturday.

Worse Than It Seems
Kyle Kramer

'The Reproach of Hunger,' by David Rieff

A Road Not Traveled
John Anderson

While ostensibly a comedy, “The Lady in the Van” is also a profoundly serious movie.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Proclaim the Good Word

John W. Martens

The Word
What Is Love?

John W. Martens

Faith in Focus
Competing Together

Matthew Wooters, S.J.

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.

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Washington Front
A Path for the New Year

John Carr

Of Other Things

Bill McGarvey

Vatican Dispatch
Pope of Mercy

Gerard O'Connell