The National Catholic Review

March 17, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 9Whole No. 4808 Download PDF


Lost Sheep
A religious seeker who found her home in the Catholic Church, Flannery OConnor once noted that stories are considered not quite as satisfying as statements, and statements not quite as satisfying as statistics; but in the long run, a people is known, not by its statements or its statistics, but by t
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Pictures at a Revolution

One pauses before assigning too much significance to the voting patterns of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. After all, this is the estimable organization that deemed Doctor Dolittle worthy of a Best Picture nomination in 1967.


Shadows in Prayer
James Martin, SJ

The seven D's of the spiritual life

Lessons From an Extraordinary Era
Roger Haight

Catholic theology since Vatican II

Books and Culture

In Dublins Fair City
Tom Deignan

'The Deportees,' reviewed

The God Who Can Save Us
William J. Collinge

Ghislain Lafont is a Benedictine monk of la Pierre-qui-Vire in France and formerly professor of theology at the Ateneo Sant’ Anselmo in Rome

From Good to Great
Patrick J. Brennan

Thomas P. Sweetser, S.J., has written a readable, helpful follow-up to his The Parish as Covenant.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Women at the Tomb

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
Gods Awesome Silence

Rabbi Daniel F. Polish

The Road to Emmaus

Margaret Silf

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Joseph A. OHare

Lignum Vitae

Bernard Fyles