The National Catholic Review

April 14, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 12Whole No. 4811 Download PDF


Press in Peril

Few industries can boast that they serve the public good and also post a healthy profit. Yet that is what newspapers in the United States succeeded in doing for much of the last century.

Current Comment
The R Word

Regulation. The word you thought would never cross Republican lips has been uttered by a cabinet-level official.


Letter to a Reluctant Atheist
Stafford Betty
What Sam Harris might learn from the mystics
Sharp Words From Another Jeremiah
John F. Kavanaugh

By now, Senator Barack Obama’s talk, “A More Perfect Union,” delivered at Philadelphia’s Constitution Center on March 18, has been analyzed

Human Bondage
Mary Ellen Dougherty, Jane Burke

Undocumented immigrants victimized by human traffickers are among the most vulnerable of the people affected by U.S. immigration policy.

Books and Culture

Getting to the Heart of It
James R. Kelly
Charles Morris has written several acclaimed books—on the Gilded Age, financial crises, the A.A.R.P., I.B.M., the arms race, New York Cit
Redeeming the Political Enterprise
Clayton Sinyai
The former White House speechwriter Michael Gerson, widely credited with authorship of such George W.
Consilium Versus Curia
Donald W. Trautman
A history of liturgical renewal at Vatican II, reviewed

Columns and Departments

The Word
Keeping the Memory of Jesus Alive
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Return From Russia
Walter Ciszek
The things that strike you after 24 years in the Soviet Union
Faith in Focus
Northern Light
Sheryl Frances Chen
Faith in Focus
When Death Will Not Leave
James R. Kelly
A husband's journey through grief
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen

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  A Labor of Love
Robert P. Imbelli
It is a great privilege to be here with you this evening to be with the many friends and admirers of Cardinal Dulles and to offer these w
  A Labor of Love
Robert P. Imbelli
A reflection on Cardinal Avery Dulles' McGinley lectures