The National Catholic Review

December 17, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 20Whole No. 4798 Download PDF


Current Comment
Summit in Annapolis, McCain's immigration wisdom, Housing crisis in New Orleans
Myanmars Anguish
The struggle of the people of Myanmar for justice in the face of an iron-fisted military junta (which changed the country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989) that tolerates no dissent continues unab


God and Politics
Matt Malone, S.J.
Adlai E. Stevenson would not have fared well in the 2007 presidential primary debates, though he was perhaps the greatest American orator of the 20th century.
I Need Your Help
George B. Wilson
Thank you for coming. My name is Bishop Pascal. I am the diocesan bishop of Heartlands, and I need your help.

Books and Culture

What a Difference a Generation Makes
John A. Coleman
There has been a great deal of anecdotal speculation about religious proclivities and spiritual seeking among so-called Generation X, the ch
Madam, Im Adam and So On
Peter Heinegg
Of all the dizzying questions devised, “How did language begin?” has to rank near the top.
A Radical Act
Olga Bonfiglio
Forgiveness & the Nickel Mines school shooting: 'Amish Grace,' reviewed

Columns and Departments

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
A Motley Crew
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Matthews Story
Karen Sue Smith
The fourth in a series for Advent and Christmas
Faith in Focus
The Genealogy of Jesus
Robert P. Maloney
Shadows and lights in his past
Remembering a Darker Christmas Story
Maryann Cusimano Love
'In the groanings of the night, our challenge is to follow the light.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Dennis M. Linehan

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