The National Catholic Review

July 21, 2008

Vol. 199 No. 2Whole No. 4821 Download PDF


Rule of Law
In the years ahead, our country must come to grips with our moral acquiescence to the politics of fear.
Current Comment
Torture and Accountability

On June 23 the U.S.


Will They Serve?
Marti R. Jewell, Dean R. Hoge

A new survey looks at young people's attitudes toward ministry.

Sowing the Seeds for Ministry
Tim Muldoon

Five ways to reach young Catholics

A Phantom Crisis
Mark M. Gray, Joseph Claude Harris

Are Catholics leaving the church in droves? Not really.

Imagining Abundance
Kerry A. Robinson

The transformative potential of Catholic fundraising

Workers in the Vineyard
Blase J. Cupich

A bishop reflects on the changing voice of the laity.

Books and Culture

Going Public
Sally Cunneen

Cardinal Bertone on 'The Last Secret of Fatima'

Books in Brief
Patricia A. Kossmann, Regina Nigro
Nothing 'New' Here
Elizabeth A. Johnson

'God and the New Atheism,' reviewed

We Meet Again, Dr. Jones
Richard A. Blake

When a film takes in over $100 million in its first weekend, no one much cares what reviewers say about it. The corporate verdict is in.

Columns and Departments

The Word
An Enacted Parable

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
Three More Parables About God's Kingdom

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
Christ and the Cooks

Alice Kearney Alwin

Faith in Focus
A Friend in God

William A. Barry

Parsing Race and Gender

Terry Golway

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Karen Sue Smith


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  A Closer Look
Tim Reidy
Americas series "A Closer Look" offers in-depth perspectives on important issues during the 2008 presidential campaign.