The National Catholic Review

August 17, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 4Whole No. 4863 Download PDF


Current Comment
The Transformation of G.E.; The Return of Lance Armstrong
Teilhard at Vespers
The church seems forever to be embracing those she once held in suspicion.


A Time for Reform
Michael D. Place
How the Catholic tradition can shape the health care debate
Obama's Long War
Alon Ben-Meir
Demystifying Medicine
John Perry
The tensions between faith and science in West Africa
Modern Man
Thomas C. Kohler
Brilliant and temperamental, the Abbe Lamennais anticipated many of the reforms of the Second Vatican Council

Books and Culture

Continents Away
Leo J. O'Donovan
An exhibit of African and Oceanic art at the Metropolitan Museum rejects the presumption that Western standards are the final arbiters of aesthetic achievement. View slide show.
'How Long, O Lord?'
John C. Hawley
In his poetry Killian McDonnell takes Yahweh to task
A Working Model
David Gibson
The challenge and promise of Catholic schools
Devout Dropout
Peter Heinegg
A journey from the Jesuit seminary to life as poet and husband
Screening Priests
Guerric DeBona, O.S.B.
American film culture has maintained something of an ambivalent relationship with the Catholic priesthood.
The Joy of Julia
Emily Brennan
Biopics in recent years have featured artists and fallen leaders of all sorts, but no one quite like Julia Child.
More than Super
Richard Leonard
It should not surprise us that the superhero genre has shaped our culture's understanding of Jesus.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Hard Choices
Barbara E. Reid
The Word
Inner Motives
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
'I Love You For Hating Me'
Barbara J. Kouba
Homework for Congress
John F. Kavanaugh
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ

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