The National Catholic Review

In All Things

Pages

  • Chris Lowney is a lay Catholic author, speaker and leadership consultant who chairs the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, a health care/hospital system. An alumnus of Regis Jesuit High School in Manhattan, he is also a former managing director of JP Morgan. Mr. Lowney holds a B.A. in history and M.A. in philosophy from Fordham University, as well as multiple honorary degrees.

    Mr. Lowney’s four books include...

  • Two men in different parts of the globe came across the same scene: They both saw a human being who was down and out. The afflicted men held signs that explained the particulars of their plight; they hoped a kind stranger would stop to offer them a reason for hope. The men who stopped to take notice of the homeless and unemployed men were themselves public officials—or, as those in the field like to view themselves, public servants. One was Mayor Richard Berry of Albuquerque, N.M., and the...

  • Reuters Health released a story on Aug. 17 suggesting that Catholic hospitals cannot fully care for women with emergencies during their pregnancies and complaining that physicians at Catholic institutions are unable to make referrals for abortions or sterilization procedures. The venerable news wire apparently did not have the resources to reach a single administrator at one of the 600 or so...

  • “It is really hard to maintain composure when these images are shown to you over and over each day. I have to look in the mirror and realize that Sterling or Castile could have been me.”

    Ephraim White, a Baton Rouge, La., resident, spoke to me following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. He described the effects of these tragedies on black men and women in the United States.

    Sterling was killed by police officers in Baton Rouge on...

  • Bishop Steven J. Lopes (The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter)

    Bishop Steven J. Lopes is the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter , a structure equivalent to a diocese for Roman Catholics in the United States and Canada who were nurtured in the Anglican tradition. The ordinariate is among three personal ordinariates in the world, which were created to provide a path for groups of Anglicans to become fully Roman Catholic while retaining elements of their...

  • Cambridge, MA. Harvard Divinity School is about to begin its celebration of its bicentennial (1816-2016). The school’s website —recently refurbished—already notes a host of upcoming events, including, on Sept. 14, an opening panel at the Center for the Study of World Religions (of which I am the director), which includes five speakers, who range over 50 years in ages, on the topic, “How We've Studied Religions at CSWR: 1960-2016.” If you are in the...

  • Even in the midst of Trump versus Clinton mania, Catholics are very unlikely to hear priests or deacons endorsing or disparaging specific candidates from the pulpit during Mass. But that does not mean political issues do not appear at all, as many Catholics report that they have heard sermons this summer about immigration, religious liberty and the environment.

    That is according to a recent...

  • Katherine Mangu-Ward (Reason magazine)

    Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor-in-chief of Reason , a libertarian political magazine of "free minds and free markets." An atheist, she earned a B.A. in philosophy and political science from Yale University and started at Reason as an intern in 2000 before serving as managing editor and becoming editor-in-chief earlier this summer . Her cover stories for the print magazine have included...

  • Describing the Republican nominee for president as “unfit to serve,” President Obama called on Republican leaders to withdraw their support from Donald Trump this week. They won’t, and it wouldn’t much matter if they did. Nobody is paying attention to those Republican leaders. Nobody is paying attention to President Obama either. It was fine and appropriate for him to deliver an eloquent speech on behalf of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. But his...

  • More than 5,000 Catholic nuns have a message for White House hopefuls: Stop being so nasty to one another.

    Members of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will deliver a letter to presidential candidates later this week, calling for “civility in our discourse and decency in our political interaction that promotes the common good, reaches out to others, engages...