The National Catholic Review

August 18, 2008

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


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


A Church Reborn
Bryan Lindenberger
A beacon of faith for an ailing community is restored
Hope for Uganda
Paul Jeffrey
In the wake of violence, a campaign for forgiveness

Books and Culture

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
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

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Cross, Our Identity and Hope
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Peter the Rock
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Mercy Toward Our Fathers
Camille D'Arienzo, R.S.M.
Difficult as it may be, forgiving priests guilty of abuse could be the key to healing.
Faith in Focus
Why Some Look Up to Planets and Heroes
Thomas Merton
From 1963
Dear Senator Obama
John F. Kavanaugh
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James T. Keane

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  God & 'The Dark Knight'
Margaret Stahl, Daniel Cosacchi
Two theology students consider Christopher Nolan's blockbuster