The National Catholic Review

December 10, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 19Whole No. 4797 Download PDF


Current Comment
Identifying immigrants, violence against women, the rise of Hugo Chavez
Following Conscience
The case for the legalization of selection conscientious objection.


The Eye and I
William J. O'Malley
Do the questions science poses diminish the God of faith?
Benedict XVI And the Synod of Bishops
Kevin E. McKenna
Are significant changes in the synod process likely?
Waiting for Good News
David Walsh-Little
A lawyer hopes for an end to capital punishment.
Facing the Inquisition
Ivan J. Kauffman
A pope seeks pardon.

Books and Culture

Deck the Shelves With Books Aplenty
Patricia A. Kossmann
Christmas reading recommendations from our literary editor.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Salvation and The Savior
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
The Surprise Child
James T. Keane
A Future Without Parish Schools
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
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