The National Catholic Review

December 12, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 18Whole No. 4955 Download PDF


Current Comment

Will the Majority Rule?; Casualties of War; Not So Super

A Spirit-Led Future

With vocations and Mass attendance in decline, the church can no longer do all it once did.


Fixing Immigration
Donald Kerwin, James Ziglar
Start by making legal migration benefit everyone.
Union Made
Clayton Sinyai
A labor strategist's tools include faith, Scripture and social teaching.

Books and Culture

Battle Across the Atlantic
Ryan W. Keating
Tracing the complex relations among Britain, the United States and the Confederacy
Put Out Into the Deep
Kevin Spinale
Jennifer Haigh's 'Faith' forces one to contemplate ones relationships and consider ones fears.
Together Again
Kamaria B. Porter
'The Muppets' subtly explores how our passions shape us.
A Broadway Revival
Rob Weinert-Kendt
'Godspell' is less a traditional musical than a combination praise service and theater-games exercise.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Lord Is With Us
Peter Feldmeier
Broken, But Still Beating
Margaret Silf
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Lectio Divina
Philip C. Kolin

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  Climate Change: A Life Issue
Elizabeth Groppe
We are here in Panama,” stated Naderev Sano, “to tell the world that climate change is a matter of life and death for the Philippines.” S