The National Catholic Review

October 15, 2012

Vol. 207 No. 10Whole No. 4985 Download PDF


Current Comment
A Surprise in Libya; Vets Among the Moochers?; Praying Together
School Daze
The teachers’ strike in Chicago brought into sharp relief one of the nation’s greatest social problems.


Wake-up Call
David L. Ricken
How Catholics can live the Year of Faith
Everyday Disciples
Gerhard Lohfink
The many ways to be called
Reality Check
Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg
A fact-based assessment of vocations to religious life

Books and Culture

Who Speaks for the Church?
Thomas P. Rausch
A response to the “pronounced magisterial activism” that began under Pope John Paul II
A Death Foretold
Dennis M. Leder
Our parents occupy our lives “in a place that precedes thought.”
Exile on O'Connell Street
Joseph J. Feeney
A sympathetic but unflinching portrait of James Joyce
Conscientious Objection
Peter Steinfels
Did religious bodies that once wrestled with the morality of Vietnam war learn any lasting lesson?
Mind the Gap
Charles R. Morris
Economic inequality is the central domestic political issue in the upcoming presidential election.
Heathcliff 2.0
John P. McCarthy
Andrea Arnold’s 'Wuthering Heights'
Debating the Debates
Robert David Sullivan
Will they have any effect on the fall election?

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Servant's Heart
Peter Feldmeier
A Pre-Election Primer
John J. DiIulio, Jr.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Raymond A. Schroth
Old Blackwood Farm
Rebecca Lilly

Web Only

  How To Evangelize?
James C. Gorman, Robert S. Rivers
Success requires creativity.
  The Birth of the World Church
Seán D. Sammon
The epoch initiated by Vatican II
  The New Evangelization
Rino Fisichella
The New Testament uses a whole series of expressions to describe Jesus’ activity of revelation.