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.