The National Catholic Review

October 12, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 9Whole No. 4869 Download PDF


Current Comment
Oprah and Uwem; Dialogue with the Stars
In the Service of Peace
The church in Africa is experiencing the fastest growth in the history of Christianity.


Confessions of a Modern Nun
Ilia Delio

The Vatican visitation prompts reflection on a religious divide.

When Silence Is Betrayal
Donald J. Moore

A call for justice for the people of Gaza

Power Vacuum?
Peter Schineller

Canon law and the continuity of papal leadership

Books and Culture

Papal Review
Robert P. Imbelli

An introduction to Pope Benedict's theological vision

The Making of a Global Icon
Sally Cunneen

As a French poet once said, Mary is the sea that no one exhausts.

The Making of a Global Icon Mother of God A History of the Virgin Mary
Sally Cunneen

"Sally Cunneen By Miri Rubin Yale Univ. Press. 560p $35 9780300105001

Neverland Awaits
Terrance W. Klein

Was Michael Jackson our once and future king? Did his life chart the course of our own?

New Media
Generation Text
Mark Bauerlein

For adolescenets, iPods and smart phones are more than just consumer goods. They are signs and instruments of status.

New Media
A Digital Defense
David E. Nantais

Technology does not make people smarter, but it can help them to connect to a cause in which they believe.