The National Catholic Review

February 27, 2012

Vol. 206 No. 6Whole No. 4962 Download PDF


Current Comment
Whither Syria?; Transparent and Accountable; Help From Our Friends
A War Worth Fighting
Poverty has been allowed to molder in America's cultural basement.


Peer Pressure
Ronnie D. Rubit
A new Catholic wonders how to be pro-life.
Out of Palestine
Elizabeth G. Burr
Solidarity with a displaced people

Books and Culture

Losing Quintana
Bill Williams
Joan Didion ponders her daughter's life in spare prose that is at once insightful and depressing.
Youthful Indiscretions
Diane Scharper
Julian Barnes' new novel is a philosophical mystery that morphs into a morality tale.
Non-Trivial Pursuits
Paul Wilkes
Sidney Callahan on the drama of human happiness
His Catholic Conscience
Robert E. Lauder
Sin and grace in the work of Martin Scorsese
Stage Sister
Mary Valle
My Saturday morning with Catherine of Siena

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Faith That Binds Us
Peter Feldmeier
Faith in Focus
Children of God
Elizabeth Kirkland Cahill
A Broken System
John J. DiIulio, Jr.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
The Physics of Attention
Mary OConnor

Web Only

  The Life of Palestinan Christians
Maurice Timothy Reidy
A slideshow of families and believers living in the West Bank
  The Littlest Way of Lent
Mary Valle
For two or three consecutive years in grade school I got a handout at the beginning of Lent.