The National Catholic Review

June 8, 2009

Vol. 200 No. 18Whole No. 4859 Download PDF


Current Comment
Pope Benedict Visits Israel; Bishops and Politics
Too Big to Bail
In spite of optimism, the goal of stabilizing major banks is insufficient to the problem at hand.


Healing Health Care
Guy Clifton

Now is the time to make the necessary reforms.

Is the Charter Still Relevant?
Kathleen McChesney

Reassessing the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People

Ave atque Vale
Thomas G. Casey

The case for replacing Latin as the official language of the church

Books and Culture

Financial Fallout
Charles K. Wilber

Reading the economic crisis

The Unknown Delacroix
Joyce C. Polistena

Eugne Delacroixs religious paintings were informed by the Romantic penchant for introspection.

Misguided Notions
Ilia Delio

Beyond the debate between science and religion

Columns and Departments

The Word
Blood Bond

Barbara E. Reid

The Word
Fearless Faith

Barbara E. Reid

Faith in Focus
Tea With the Saints

Anne E. Grycz

Faith in Focus
Hard Times

Lois Spear

Like a Child

Kyle T. Kramer

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen

Gems From the Foley Poets

James S. Torrens

Ode to the Heart

Brent Newsom


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Brenna Cussen
Six weeks ago my colleagues and I from the Catholic Worker attempted to cross into Gaza, but we were not allowed through. We carried with us six large suitcases containing $18,000 worth of medical supplies destined for Al Shifa Hospital, as well as letters, drawings and toys sent by American children for the orphans at the Rachel Corrie Center in Rafah. Friends on the other side of the wall waited in vain for three days for us to arrive.