The National Catholic Review

November 16, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 15Whole No. 4874 Download PDF


The Iron Pipeline
If there is a fundamental right to bear arms, there is also a responsibility to regulate their sale and use.
Current Comment
Artful Tax Dodgers; Resigned in Afghanistan


The Road From Aguilares
William Reiser
Twenty Years Later: Remembering the Martyrs of El Salvador
Bridge Over The River Tiber
Austen Ivereigh
What will come of the Vatican's invitation to Anglicans?
Basketball Diary
B. G. Kelley
A Catholic coach, an evangelical court

Books and Culture

American Master
Leo J. O'Donovan
John LaFarge anticipated the art of the Impressionists in his simplified landscapes and exquisitely painted flower studies.
Reconcilable Differences
John F. Haught
'Galileo Goes to Jail' and other myths about science and religion
Take Six
David Garrison
Here is a small book of images, artfully constructed and melancholy, with only one story to tell, but a story with two parts: the end is
A Long Way From Home
Peter Heinegg
Two years of love and danger in Tehran
The Undeciders
Rob Weinert-Kendt
'Hamlet' doesn’t just epitomize the privileging of talk over action; this is, in fact, the play’s anguished subject.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Unmasking Kingly Power
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
Birth Plan
John J. Hardt
A Surge in Clarity
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Body Language
Kathy Coffey