The National Catholic Review

February 2, 2009

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Current Comment
Playing Politics with Religion? Richard John Neuhaus 1936-2009
The Only Road to Freedom
Martin Luther King and the legacy of nonviolent resistance


Brain Death and Organ Donation
James M. DuBois
Some pro-life groups are questioning the criteria for organ transplants. Pope John Paul II would have disagreed.
A Little Unbelief...
Rabbi Daniel F. Polish not always a bad thing
Novelty in Continuity
Joseph A. Komonchak
Pope Benedict's interpretation of Vatican II

Books and Culture

Community Narratives
Paul Lakeland
A new study of how American Catholics live their faith
A Giver and a Doer
Ben Terrall
Margaret Trost was a well-to-do American, successful in business, happily married, with a healthy son.
Women on the Move
Peter Heinegg
The largest migration in human history has nothing to do with barbarian tribes, the slave trade or Ellis Island.
Books in Brief
Patricia A. Kossmann, James Martin, SJ
Genocide Uncovered; Ignatian Insights; Avian Awareness
Down Under, Over the Top
Richard Leonard
Baz Luhrmann's 'Australia'

Columns and Departments

The Word
On Fire With the Good News
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
A Virtual Church
Greg Kandra
The Gift of Goodwill
Margaret Silf
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Joseph A. O'Hare
Listening to Beethoven
John J. Savant

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  Joe Moglia
Michael J. O'Loughlin
The chairman of TD Ameritrade, the world’s largest online brokerage
  Stephen McGowan
Michael J. O'Loughlin
Stephen McGowan, who holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Loyola Chicago University
  Ted Leonis
Michael J. O'Loughlin
Ted Leonis, a longtime executive of AOL, is now the owner of various sports teams, including the Washington Capitols, an NHL franchise.
  Ronald Logue
Michael J. O'Loughlin
Ronald E.
  Catholic Business School Grads
Michael J. O'Loughlin
Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J. reflects on the myriad instances of ethical shortfalls in the nation’s financial sector in “What’s Good for Business?”, and explores how professors at business schools in the Catholic tradition can inculcate ethics and values in their students. Cavanagh highlights the church’s long history of social teaching, and concludes that, “An atmosphere in which students deal with peers and teachers in an honest, one-on-one way, and have opportunities to help others, including the poor, is an environment that encourages the development of good acts and moral habits.” Below are profiles of business leaders who hold degrees from Catholic universities and business schools, including two who were named among the most ethical of American CEOs by BusinessWeek magazine. Brenda Barnes  Gail A. Gerono James Keyes Ted Leonis