The National Catholic Review

December 20, 2010

Vol. 203 No. 19Whole No. 4917 Download PDF


Christmas Present
How can we who belong to the body of Christ extend the grace of the Incarnation?
Current Comment
Welcome to the Cafeteria; Retrieving Stolen Art; Out of the Woods?


Inventive Love
Robert P. Maloney
St. Vincent de Paul's lifetime of service among the poor

Books and Culture

The First Nol
James Martin, SJ
A meditation on Marko Rupnik's mosaics at Sacred Heart University chapel in Connecticut.
Modern Mythmaking
Peter Heinegg
With its wild wordplay and serious ideas, Salman Rushie's latest work of fantasy is hardly tween-lit.
Andrew J. Garavel
Seamus Heaney's new boom of poems reveals the "marvelous as he has known it."
Corps de Ballet
Maurice Timothy Reidy
'Black Swan': horror movie, camp classic or balletomane's dream?