All Catholic Review editorial staff members contribute to the Amen column, which covers topics ranging from weddings to Mother's Day to dealing with loss.


Death sentence for Tsarnaev – or mercy?
Apr 17 2015
Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be executed for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings?

Ten years later, echoes of John Paul’s papacy
Apr 03 2015
It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since Pope John Paul II died at age 84.

A bridge to a better future
Mar 20 2015
Standing on the crest of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., March 8, I whispered a prayer for everybody in the United States.

Mr. Spock, not so out-of-this-world
Mar 06 2015
It’s much easier to explain our love in general for “Star Trek,” which was futuristic not only in premise but also in practice.

Youth must be served? No, it serves
Feb 20 2015
With one recurring exception, I rarely engage in social media rebuttal.

How one young Catholic saved 2,500 kids
Feb 05 2015
Irena Sendler was 29 when Nazi tanks slithered into Warsaw, casting a shadow of fear over the town.

Religious oppression in North Korea is no laughing matter
Jan 23 2015
When global persecution of Christians is horrendous and getting worse, oppressive regimes are no laughing matter.

What’s ordinary about ‘Ordinary Time’?
Jan 09 2015
As far as retailers are concerned, Christmas is over.

As cards come this Christmas, take time to look and see
Dec 19 2014
Earlier this month, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., opened an exhibition dedicated to Renaissance and Baroque images of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

We need more “wise men” to seek the Lord
Dec 05 2014
Often, when we think of the story of Christ’s birth, we mash up the Lucan narrative with Matthew’s version.