The National Catholic Review

August 18, 2008

Vol. 199 No. 4Whole No. 4823 Download PDF


Current Comment
China's Showcase, Repentance & the A-Bomb
Iran and the Bomb
Despite the distant drumbeats for war, a diplomatic settlement is still possible


Hope for Uganda
Paul Jeffrey

In the wake of violence, a campaign for forgiveness

A Church Reborn
Bryan Lindenberger

Teens restore a beacon of faith for an ailing community.

Books and Culture

Art Speaks to Faith
Denise Lardner Carmody

Catholic studies programs are growing in popularity on Catholic campuses across the country, especially as a minor or part of a double ma

A Crazy-Making Existence
Ron Hansen

Larry Woiwode's peripatetic life

Bought and Sold
Kevin P. Quinn

There is shocking news from the journalist E. Benjamin Skinner: slavery is very much alive in our day.

'We Want to Live'
Scott Korb

A review of short stories by the African Jesuit, Uwem Akpan

Columns and Departments

The Word
Peter the Rock

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
The Cross, Our Identity and Hope

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
Mercy Toward Our Fathers

Camille D'Arienzo, R.S.M.

Faith in Focus
Why Some Look Up to Planets and Heroes

Thomas Merton

Dear Senator Obama

John F. Kavanaugh

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James T. Keane


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