The National Catholic Review

May 14, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 17Whole No. 4774


Current Comment
Adult Believers

Over the years “not confusing the faithful” has become an all-purpose bromide for checking theological speculation and reducing the role of theology in the church to elementary cate

The World Is Watching

The massacre at Virginia Tech drew shocked comment not only in the United States, but from the media in other countries as well.


The Pope in Brazil
Ricardo Ramirez

Much of the Catholic world turns its attention this month to the Brazilian town of Aparecida, where the fifth General Conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Episcopates takes place from May

Bentham's Mummy and Stem Cells
John D. Hagen, Jr.
The skeletal body of Jeremy Bentham sits on public display in a glass-fronted case at University College London.
Advice for College Grads -- Part II
Jim McDermott

You Are a Child of God British A. Robinson is the director for public-private partnerships in the Office of U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at the U.S.

Prenatal Testing
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended that all pregnant women receive prenatal testing for Down syndrome.

Books and Culture

The Tears in Things
Peter Heinegg
Holocaust literature, that grimmest of subgenres, may be said to have begun with Primo Levi’s devastating and indispensable (though wretched
Onslaught of the Intolerant'
Mark E. Rondeau
The first impulse of many, particularly on the right, will be to dismiss this book immediately upon reading its title.Indeed, by mentioni
Wondrous Stillness
Richard A. Blake
French theorists used to employ the term “pure cinema” to describe film as an entirely new art form of moving images.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Unity and Witness
Daniel J. Harrington
Broken Promises
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Conversation Postscript
Mary Catherine Vukimanic