The National Catholic Review

November 24, 2008

Vol. 199 No. 17Whole No. 4836 Download PDF


Current Comment
Giving Thanks: 2008, The New Media Presidency
Mr. Obama's Promise
Barack Obama's election affords our country a chance to reverse its dismal standing in the world.


Soft Power and Hope
Doris Donnelly
Mary Ann Glendon on the art of diplomacy
Maestro of Joy
John A. Coleman
Olivier Messiaen at 100

Books and Culture

Fighting the Lord's Fight
William Doino, Jr.
A forgotten prelate gets his due
Singed, Smashed, Shredded...
Peter Heinegg
A history of the destruction of books, reviewed
Life Eternal?
Gerald T. Cobb
The Portugese writer José Saramago received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998, in part for novelistic fables that powerfully critiqu
Of Clowns And Christian Conscience
Franco Mormando
Georges Rouault's art draws our attention to the spiritual dimension of human experience

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Expectant Months
Barbara E. Reid
In the Frame
Margaret Silf
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ

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