The National Catholic Review

November 9, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 14Whole No. 4873 Download PDF


Help Wanted
Rising unemployment is dampening morale on Main Street and threatening economic recovery.
Current Comment
Morality in the Marketplace; Welcoming Anglicans


Our Brothers, the Jews
Dorothy Day
A lost manuscript, a continued call for solidarity
Irreplaceable Dialogue
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick
Why Christians and Jews must continue the conversation

Books and Culture

Kandinsky's Creations
Leo J. O'Donovan
The Russian-born artist believed his time was one of spiritual crisis. “The nightmare of materialism…[has] turned life into an evil, senseless game.”
Our Founding Mothers
Nancy Hawkins
Profiles of four women who struggled to find their place in the church and American society
Sullivans Travels
Sidney Callahan
The story of Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller is evidence that perseverance can bring miracles.
Portrait of the Artist
Maurice Timothy Reidy
What ultimately makes “Bright Star” more than a genre film is its intelligence.