The National Catholic Review

December 10, 2012

Vol. 207 No. 17Whole No. 4992 Download PDF


Current Comment
Digging Deeper; Don't Call Me A Saint?; Occupy in Action
Syria’s Late Spring

According to the Syrian novelist Dima Wannous, the seed of Syria’s Arab Spring revolt was planted in Damascus in February 2011.


The Postwar Path
Timothy Wadkins

El Salvador is not your typical tourist destination. It has been wracked by earthquakes and frequently finds itself in the way of devastating hurricanes.

Back From the Margins
Margaret E. Crahan

The visit to Cuba last March by Pope Benedict XVI focused attention on the emergence of the Catholic Church as an influential actor in that island nation.

Facebook Apologetics
Brad Rothrock

Because of the recent synod on the new evangelization, and because I study Catholic religious education, the question of how best to converse with the wider world about faith is often on my mind.

After Ideology
Ivan J. Kauffman

Growing up Protestant and Republican in Kansas, I began life as a political conservative. But when I was in college, John F. Kennedy changed that.

Books and Culture

Seeds of Victory
Herman R. Eberhardt
Certain dates in history have a powerful hold on the American imagination. When we think about World War II, we remember Dec.
Not About Redemption
Eileen Markey
Taking inspiration from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s seminal One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Jens Soering has written an unb
Last Things First
Rita Ferrone
For the Jewish people, Peter Fink, S.J., once wrote, God is the one who “comes,” who “leads,” who “abides” and who “hides.” The early Chr
Shaky, Not Stirring
Jim McDermott
Daniel Craig explores Bond’s damaged soul in 'Skyfall'
Unbreakable Bond
Terrance W. Klein
Fifty years of 007

Columns and Departments

Right Relationship
Maryann Cusimano Love
We must bridge the gap of sharp words and frayed bonds.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.

Web Only

  Caring, Not Curing At All Costs
Daniel Callahan
A modest proposal for controlling health care costs