The National Catholic Review

October 31, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 13Whole No. 4950 Download PDF


Current Comment
A Free Catholic Press?; The Alabama Experiment; Fighting Bias
Conscience in the Mud
If the U.S. wants to bring about what Augustine called the "tranquility of order," it should first examine its own conscience.


Late-Night Catechism
Mary Lynn Hendrickson
A parish youth minister finds challenges and refreshment on the job.
A Lesson For Today?
John W. O'Malley
Bishops and theologians at the Council of Trent

Books and Culture

Imagining Jesus
Leo J. O'Donovan
In a new exhibit of Rembrandt's painting, the face of Jesus is hauntingly present.
Rembrandt's Jesus
Leo J. O'Donovan
View a slideshow of Rembrandt's paintings of Jesus narrated by the reviewer
The Sisters' Stories
Katarina M. Schuth
Katarina Schuth reviews an oral history of women religious
They Led the Way
Thomas J. Shelley
At a time when religious orders in the United States are in steep decline, a dose of perspective and encouragement.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Inexhaustible Light
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
The Art of Dying
Sidney Callahan
A Christian fears suffering and loss.
When Catholics Vote
John J. DiIulio, Jr.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Edward W. Schmidt
Darkness: For Mother Teresa
Michael D. Riley