The National Catholic Review

January 21, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 2Whole No. 4801 Download PDF


Current Comment
Violence in Kenya & Pakistan, the Olympics comes to Beijing
A Time for Unconventional Wisdom
The political news from Iowa and New Hampshire has undercut the conventional wisdom about our present political culture.


Church Teaching and My Fathers Choice
John J. Hardt
'Medically ordinary' does not always mean morally ordinary.
A Martyr to the Nazis
Andreas R. Batlogg
Hitler wanted Alfred Delp forgotten, but his way of resistance still inspires.
Saved by Hope
Gerald O'Collins
Insights from Pope Benedict's new encyclical.

Books and Culture

Norms, Reforms
John J. Coughlin
At the height of the sexual abuse crisis in Boston, Cardinal Bernard Law claimed that canon law had prevented him from taking action to prot
Ever Ancient, Ever New
John E. Thiel
Elizabeth Johnson’s theological talent has flourished in many ways, much to the benefit of the academy and the church.
Remembering Anna
James T. Keane
Mary Gordon's 'Circling My Mother,' reviewed

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Light of Hope
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
A Christian Essential
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Boston's Labor Priest
Joseph J. Fahey, Thomas A. Kochan
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue
St. Vincent
Angela ODonnell

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Sean Dempsey
The rock 'n roll theology of The Hold Steady