The National Catholic Review

November 17, 2008

Vol. 199 No. 16Whole No. 4835 Download PDF


The Living Gospel

It is one of the most vivid and reassuring images in the Scriptures: the Word of God compared to the rain and snow that give life to the earth:

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,

Current Comment
Recruiting Chaplains, Mad Men's Catholic Sensibility


Showing God's Face on the Battlefield
John J. McLain
A chaplain explains why he served.
The Chaplain's Dilemma
Tom Cornell
Can pastors in the military serve God and government?
One War at a Time
Gregory D. Foster
The case for selective conscientious objection

Books and Culture

Mystery Man
Gale Swiontkowski
Two new books set out to find Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Unmasking the Truth
George M. Anderson
Searching for reasons for the assassination of JFK
No Plaster Here
Keith J. Egan
Doña Teresa de Ahumada y Cepeda, who became simply Teresa de Jesús following her midlife conversion, had a personality so large and intri
Today's Man
Michael V. Tueth
Thomas More returns to Broadway

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Last Judgment
Daniel J. Harrington
Campaign Illnesses
John F. Kavanaugh
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Notes on a Shameful Usage
Art Schwartz

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