The National Catholic Review

December 17, 2012

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


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.


'Ready to Be Martyrs'
David Pinault
Egyptian Christians claim their ancient roots.
Apocalyptic Gladness
Richard J. Clifford
Do not fear those end-of-year Lectionary readings.
Into the Wild
Leo J. O'Donovan
John the Baptist as a model for Christian life today

Books and Culture

What the Heart Sees
Brendan Purcell explains why creation and evolution are both needed if we are to understand ourselves.
Seeking the Sacred
Diane Scharper
Two new collections from Catholic poets have a mystical, almost sacramental quality
Coming Distractions
Franklin Freeman
Do the movies have a future?
The Making of a Masterpiece
Karen Sue Smith
Leonardo and the Last Supper
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
Mixed Messages
Thomas J. Massaro
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Lot's Wife