The National Catholic Review

September 29. 2014

Vol. 211 No. 8Whole No. 5062 Download PDF


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Belaboring Child Labor

Reconstructing Gaza

For the moment, the rockets fired into Israel by Hamas have stopped and the American-made F-16 fighter jets zeroing in on the neighborhoods of Gaza are still. Survivors ask: Was it worth it?


Unsung Miracles
Thomas J. Healey
Catholic Charities fights poverty ‘one family at a time.’
Bit by Bit, A World at War
Gerard O'Connell
Liturgy on the Hours
Frank D. Almade
So many Masses, so little time
Go and Do Likewise
Amy-Jill Levine
Lessons from the parable of the Good Samaritan
Everyone’s Vocation
Russell Shaw
Calling for an end to lay clericalism
The Tangled Web
Kevin Clarke
Prison Possibilities
Valerie Schultz
Hearing victims’ voices in a moment of silence
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Building An ‘Ethnocracy’
Drew Christiansen
"Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghost of Catastrophe," by Jo Roberts
A President’s Faith
Paul Moses
"Redeemer: the Life of Jimmy Carter," by Randall Balmer "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, And Power," by Jimmy Carter
What Makes a Martyr?
Michael Stogre
"The Death and Afterlife of the North American Martyrs," by Emma Anderson
The Final Act
John Anderson
Promises made in good faith, promises broken.