The National Catholic Review

April 28, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 14Whole No. 4813 Download PDF


Abuse of Office

Under George W. Bush, the executive branch consolidated power to a dangerous degree.


Ending the Death Penalty
Dale S. Recinella

What one Catholic Supreme Court justice could do

The Court at a Crossroads
Antony Barone Kolenc

A new majority enters the culture wars

Creatures Great and Small
David Pinault

Viewing animal suffering with interfaith eyes

Books and Culture

No Dimming His Light
Ann M. Begley

New and selected stories from Tobias Wolff, reviewed

Poet Resurrected
Kelly Cherry

By all accounts, the poet Robert Frost (1874-1963) was a difficult man, moody, contrary, competitive, exacting.

Earths Last Pastoral
Angela ODonnell

Mary Oliver has done it again.

Art Versus Autocracy
Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

Russia’s cultural history in the 20th century presents both “triumph and tragedy.” For every masterpiece published or exhibited, countles

Side by Side in the Forest
John C. Hawley

If Robert Satloff’s recent book, Among the Righteous: Lost Stories From the Holocaust’s Long Reach Into Arab Lands (2006), offer

A Memorable Second Act
Bentley Anderson

What is the proper role of an ex-president?

Columns and Departments

The Word
Glory and Suffering

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
An Unexpected Lesson

Marlowe D. Niemeyer

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Patricia A. Kossmann


Web Only

  Benedict in America
Maurice Timothy Reidy
View a slideshow of images of Pope Benedict XVIs f
  Animals in Distress
Maurice Timothy Reidy
America presents slideshow of ProFaunas work with distressed animals.