The National Catholic Review

December 10, 2007

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


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


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.
Hanukkah and the Miracle of Self-Renewal
Rabbi Daniel F. Polish
They start arriving in August: the interminable parade of catalogues hawking tantalizing Christmas wares.
Facing the Inquisition
Ivan J. Kauffman
With its vividly re-enacted scenes of torture, book burning and violence, the PBS series “Secret Files of the Inquisition” made clear that stereotypical views of the Inquisition are not going a
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
The third in a series for Advent and Christmas
A Future Without Parish Schools
Terry Golway
'We ought to begin the search for alternative models of catechesis.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen

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  Pope Benedict on Hope
Gerald O'Collins
An analysis of the encyclical 'Spe Salvi'