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
How can we make the Bible central to Catholic life?
'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

In writing this short reflection on lectio divina in relationship to the coming Synod of Bishops.

From Council to Synod
Ronald D. Witherup

The Synod on the Word of God is truly a monumental event for the church.

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
The wonders of Lourdes in its jubilee year
Thoughts From a Spiritual Toolkit
Margaret Silf
'What a wonderful device an apostolic lens might be.'
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?