The National Catholic Review

November 23, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 16Whole No. 4875 Download PDF


Current Comment
Election Day 2009; Fighting Infant Mortality: Term Limits in Latin America
A Simple Remedy
If the U.S. is serious about confronting H1N1, then part of any comprehensive response must be to improve standards for worker sick leave.


A Visitors Guide
Doris Gottemoeller
How the Vatican investigation could prove beneficial
A Survivors Story
George M. Anderson
Immacule Ilibagiza's passage to forgiveness
Monastic Analysis
Matt Nannery
Looking at the recession through the eyes of Trappists

Books and Culture

Let There Be Comics
Jon M. Sweeney
R. Crumb’s illustration of the Book of Genesis does not gloss over anything. It’s all here in graphic detail.
Katrina Land
Kelly Cherry
Stories from the Gulf Coast
How It Began
Daniel J. Harrington
Luke Timothy Johnson examines the lives of the early Christians.
Alien Nation
Regina Nigro
The miniseries “V” operates at cross purposes, drawing on a popular political trope while adopting an unnuanced, apolitical stance.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Promises Fulfilled
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
After the Storm
Kyle T. Kramer
Slandering the President
John F. Kavanaugh
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Peter Schineller
The God of Morning
Kathleen F. Pesta