The National Catholic Review

March 9, 2009

Vol. 200 No. 8Whole No. 4848 Download PDF


Prison Nation
The state of the U.S. correctional system cries out for change
Current Comment
Stopping Cluster Bombs

“Civilian” is the key word in the title of an important new bill before Congress, the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act. Introduced on Feb.


Exceptional Pastoring
Mary M. Foley

Women in parish leadership

The Word Between Us
Patrick J. McDonald, Claudette McDonald

Lectio divina and deepening marital intimacy

Books and Culture

The Man From Tarsus
Daniel J. Harrington

Some books on St. Paul

Unburied Treasures
Leo J. O'Donovan

An exhibit on the treasures of Pompeii offers the reconstruction of a whole culture.

Close Correspondents
Paul Mariani

Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop and the 'great might have been'

Charity as Cure
George M. Anderson

Seeing ourselves as instruments of God