The National Catholic Review

May 5, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 15Whole No. 4814 Download PDF


Pastor and Prophet

The enduring impression Pope Benedict XVI left with most Americans following his recent visit to Washington, D.C., and New York was of a pastor ministering to his flock.


The Madman And the Crowd
Michael J. Buckley

Gertrude Stein lay dying. Stomach cancer had finally forced her to undergo surgery in an American hospital on the fringes of Paris.

The New Atheism
Drew Christiansen
Five scholars on the "secret motives" of atheism, and how Christians might respond
Catholicism and The New Atheism
Richard R. Gaillardetz

One of the less noted contributions of the Second Vatican Council is its brief treatment of atheism in its “

True Believers
John F. Haught
Have the new atheists adopted a faith of their own?
An Evangelical Moment?
Richard J. Mouw

One of the best homilies I ever heard was based on the first chapter of the Book of Jonah.

Called to Love
Stephen J. Pope

Who are the “new atheists”? Broadly speaking, they are a collection of writers who have come together in recent years in their disdain for the very idea of God.

Books and Culture

Bipolar Disorder
Harry S. Stout
Garry Wills's 'Head and Heart," reviewed
A Grueling Test
Peter McDermott
There are millions of immigrant stories in the naked city.
Their Return to Grace
Michael Sean Winters
Attention, all Democratic candidates, campaign managers, media consultants and constituency organizers: If there is not a dog-eared, freq

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Challenge of Pentecost
Daniel J. Harrington
Against All Odds
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James T. Keane

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