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.