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