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