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.


Saved by Hope
Gerald O'Collins

Insights from Pope Benedict's new encyclical.

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.

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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