The National Catholic Review

January 5, 2009

Vol. 200 No. 1Whole No. 4841 Download PDF


Current Comment
Avery Dulles: Disciple of Jesus
Fighting Global Poverty
Looking at the global economy through the eyes of the poor


Making a Mark
Richard G. Malloy

Attracting young adults to priesthood and religious life

Listening for God's Dream
Charlene Diorka

A woman religious ponders her call

Preach at All Times
Margaret Ormond

The heart of the Dominican vocation

Beauty Calls to Us
James Martin, SJ

Books and Culture

Alas, Poor Julian
Peter Heinegg

An atheist turned agnostic considers God

Once-Thriving Centers of Faith
Wayne A. Holst

Some months ago, my wife and I stood in the square facing the dome and western facade of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

Take My Daughter
Pam Kingsbury

Toni Morrison's 'A Mercy,' reviewed

Columns and Departments

The Word
Whispers of Love

Barbara E. Reid

The Word
The Chain of Discipleship

Barbara E. Reid

Faith in Focus
Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

Jim McDermott

Peaceful Change

Maryann Cusimano Love

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen

Song on the Feast of the Epiphany

Christine Rodgers


Web Only

  Future Imperfect
Jim McDermott
Writing about science fiction to a general audience is the kiss of death. The self-designated fanboys already know ten times more than you, and the rest of your audience, which unless you’re writing for Star Wars Insider or Wizard Magazine is most of your audience, wish you’d grow up.
  The Mosaics of Marko RupnikXXXX
James Martin, SJ
A video and photo gallery
  The Mosaics of Marko Rupnik
James Martin, SJ
A video and photo gallery
  The Art of George Tooker
Karen Sue Smith
A slideshow looking at the artist's long career