The National Catholic Review

December 17, 2012

Vol. 207 No. 18Whole No. 4993 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Solidarity in Seoul; The Pope's New Book; On Being 'Had'
New Resolution
The Obama administration must urge Israel to halt settler expansion and guide it back to the negotiating table.

Articles

'Ready to Be Martyrs'
David Pinault
My sharpest memory from Cairo is what my driver said: 'Christ is testing us.'
Apocalyptic Gladness
Richard J. Clifford
Do the end-of-year readings really say that our world is fated to end in terror and panic?
Into the Wild
Leo J. O'Donovan
This advent, look to John the Baptist as a model for Christian life today.

Books and Culture

Books
What the Heart Sees
Brendan Purcell explains why creation and evolution are both needed if we are to understand ourselves.
Books
Seeking the Sacred
Diane Scharper
Two new collections from Catholic poets have a mystical, almost sacramental quality
Books
Coming Distractions
Franklin Freeman
Do the movies have a future?
Books
The Making of a Masterpiece
Karen Sue Smith
Leonardo and the Last Supper
Film
Faith Adrift
Karen Sue Smith
The film 'Life of Pi' asks, 'Do we choose science or religion, atheism or faith?'

Columns and Departments

The Word
Stay Close to Mary
Peter Feldmeier
The Word
Hidden Among Us
Peter Feldmeier
Faith in Focus
A Light in the Cold
Mary Sweeney
One Northerner's liturgical prejudice
Columns
Mixed Messages
Thomas J. Massaro
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Poem
Lot's Wife
Letters
Letters