The National Catholic Review

April 16, 2012

Vol. 206 No. 13Whole No. 4969 Download PDF

Editorials

'Stand Your Ground'
From April 2012: 'Rational gun control might save the lives of future Trayvon Martins of every race and age.'
Current Comment
A Doctor for Development; Latinos on the Move; Round and Round We Go

Articles

Wonders of the Universe
Adam D. Hincks

New scientific discoveries and old truths

Books and Culture

Books
Celestine's Prophecy
Paul Moses

The pope who quit

Books
Street Signs
Kelly Cherry

Alan Shapiro's new book of poetry is accessible, engaging and playful.

Books
The Worker's Tale
Thomas P. Rausch

Essays from Los Angeles' Skid Row

Film
Vocation Crisis
John P. McCarthy

'Habemus Papam,' an Italian satire

Film
Confessions of a Teenage Mind
Jon M. Sweeney

'Blue Like Jazz' offers an evangelical coming of age story

Television
Elvis Who?
Mary Valle

Why Dolores Hart left Hollywood behind

Columns and Departments

The Word
Where You Belong

Peter Feldmeier

The Word
Demanding but Constant Love

Peter Feldmeier

Faith in Focus
The Waiting

Catherine Kirwan-Avila

Columns
Early Spring

Maryann Cusimano Love

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen

Poem
The Lonely Place Apart

Darrin M. McCloskey

Letters
Letters