The National Catholic Review

October 26, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 11Whole No. 4871 Download PDF


The Price of Death
Why is the United States one of the few developed countries that still supports the death penalty?
Current Comment
Saint Damien of Molokai, AIDS in Africa


Imagining the Immigrant
John J. Savant
Why legality must give way to humanity
Prudential Investment
Doug Demeo
Can Catholic institutions do well while doing good?

Books and Culture

Sisterly Love
Peter Heinegg
The fate of the sisters of brilliant men has been a sad one.
The Psychology of Belief
Richard J. Hauser
I began this book with the hope of helping to change the face of mental illness,” states Nancy Kehoe, a member of the Religious of the Sa
From Wales to Woes
Donald Bolen
What happens when someone with a monastic bent is asked to take on the leadership of the Anglican Communion?
Ricky Almighty
Harry Forbes
In "The Invention of Lying," Ricky Gervais pokes fun at organized religion.
Stairway to Heaven
Tom Beaudoin, Brian Robinette
Catholics need a more robust appreciation of popular music.

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Great Cloud of Witnesses
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
Art of Redemption
David Paul Hammer
One man's escape from death row
Democracy on the Line
Thomas J. Massaro
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
The Drowning Falconers
Chris Waters