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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