The National Catholic Review

September 28, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 7Whole No. 4867 Download PDF


Current Comment
A Dry, Weary Land; Praying as Family
No Waiting Room
We cannot afford to wait to reform health care. It is costing us too much.


Misleading Indicators
Charles K. Wilber

How U.S. economists missed the Great Recession

A Sturdy Framework
Alfred McBride

A defense of the bishops' new high school catechesis

Escape From Alcatraz
Daniel J. Demers

Father Damien held up by America's most wanted

Books and Culture

A Path Made Straight
Ron Hansen

A frankly confessional memoir from a Catholic author and journalist

Echoes of the Past
Cecilio Morales

Recently repeated cheers that only a few hundred thousand workers lost their jobs may reflect the fact that those who measure, label and

Weight or Debt?
Richard M. Gula

A history of sin, reviewed

Divine Direction
Robert E. Lauder

Liv Ullmann talks about faith, Ingmar Bergman and directing "A Streetcar Named Desire."