The National Catholic Review

March 3, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 7Whole No. 4806 Download PDF


Current Comment
Really short stories, Australia's apology, Darfur's displaced
King Coal
Coal is now used to generate half the electricity consumed in the United States, and its use is likely to grow as efforts are made to reduce dependence on foreign oil. Coal-powered plants, however, create carbon dioxide, a main contributor to global warming.


A Federal Solution for Iraq?
Richard J. Regan

What a postwar Iraqi government might look like

Artful Contemplation
Karen Sue Smith

Praying with art during Lent and Easter

Books and Culture

A Compelling Intellectual Coterie
T. S. McMillin

Philip F.

The Challenge of Change
Maureen Sullivan

Did anything happen at Vatican II?

Oedipus Tex
Olga Bonfiglio

Although most Americans regard Sept.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Greatest Sign

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
The Joy of Transformation

Greg Kandra

The Green Isle

Maryann Cusimano Love

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen


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  Praying with Art
Karen Sue Smith
Editorial Director Karen Sue Smith meditates on three images for Lent and Easter.