The National Catholic Review

April 2, 2012

Vol. 206 No. 11Whole No. 4967 Download PDF


Current Comment

More Than a Game

They Came So Far
The image of war's innocent victims has driven generations of correspondents to risk their lives.


A Voice in the Wilderness
A new political lobby promotes a peaceful vision of Israel's future.
A Bridge to Beijing
John A. Worthley
Can a 16th-century Jesuit help rebuild Chinese-Vatican relations?

Books and Culture

Peppery Public Intellectual
Peter Heinegg
The historian Hugh Trevor-Roper was both vigorously old school and unremittingly sarcastic.
Funeral Procession
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
Thomas Lynch's The Sin-Eater breathes life into a figure from ancient folk magic.
Machines in Motion
Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy
The Anticipatory Corpse is a novel contribution to the field of bioethics.
Between the Lines
Dianne Bilyak
Paul Mariani, Marie Howe and Martha Serpas talk about poetry and faith

Columns and Departments

The Word
Witnessing to Easter
Peter Feldmeier
Faith in Focus
In the Garden
Andy Otto
A reflection on the grace of suffering
Blessed Mothers
Margaret Silf
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
The Entry of Christ Into Brussels
Richard Schiffman
(after a painting by James Ensor)