The National Catholic Review

October 19, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 10Whole No. 4870 Download PDF


Current Comment
A Way Out in Honduras; Sudan's Crucified Christians; A Visit from the Grand Master
What Should Count
Traditional economic indicators have proven to be unreliable measures of social well-being.


No Easy Way Out
David Cortright

Reassessing U.S. engagement in Afghanistan

A Man of Restless Delight
Jim McDermott

The poet Peter Steele's territory of joy

Call of the Wild
Ruth Anne Olson

Finding God in majestic places

Law and the Giver of Life
Daniel J. Harrington

John P. Meier revisits the historical Jesus.

Food, Fable and More
Patricia A. Kossmann

Book briefs

Books and Culture

Capital Crimes
Thomas J. Massaro

Michael Moore goes to Wall Street.

Art of Transcendence
Robert E. Lauder

“As Seen Through These Eyes” helps us to see that human creativity can transcend even the most inhuman situations.

The Kids Are All Right
Jake Martin

Both “Gossip Girl” and “Glee” provide startlingly authentic accounts of the primitive needs of contemporary adolescents.