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.


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.

The Eye and I
William J. O'Malley

Do the questions science poses diminish the God of faith?

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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