The National Catholic Review

September 29, 2008

Vol. 199 No. 9Whole No. 4828 Download PDF


The Word and Mission
'The Word of God should lead to love of neighbor.'
Current Comment
Reading Paul, Worsening Health Care Coverage, A Neighbor in Need


The Word of God Today
The Editors
'Nourished and Ruled By Sacred Scripture'
Richard J. Sklba

Reflections for the 2008 General Synod of Bishops

'A Hymn With Many Voices'
John R. Donahue

Communicating God's presence through preaching and proclamation

The Original Testament
Richard J. Clifford

A Catholic approach to the Hebrew Bible

Sowing the Word
Pheme Perkins

Scriptural understanding has flourished since Vatican II, but challenges remain.

Ever Ancient, Ever New
John B. Klassen

Lectio divina is not just for monastics anymore.

From Council to Synod
Ronald D. Witherup

What the world's bishops have learned from Vatican II's

Books and Culture

Dont Bother About Thrills
Emilie Griffin

This new selection of C. S.

More Than a Magical Series
Pam Kingsbury

The legacy of 'Little House on the Prairie'

Apocalypse Now
Gerald T. Cobb
Explaining Evil
Jonathan Wright

Alan Jacobs' 'Original Sin,' reviewed

Columns and Departments

The Word
God's Vineyard

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
Pomp and Simplicity

James Martin, SJ

Thoughts From a Spiritual Toolkit

Margaret Silf

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen


Camille DArienzo


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  Questions for the Candidates
The Editors
What should U.S. foreign policy look like?