The National Catholic Review

November 30, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 17Whole No. 4876 Download PDF


Current Comment
Downsizing the Man-Eaters; Wonderful Copenhagen?
A Lasting Victory?
The passage by the House of a health care bill is both an achievement and a mere first step.


Spiritual Giants; Thrift Reborn
James Martin, SJ, Patricia A. Kossmann
Book briefs
Papal Correspondence
Six experts interpret what 'Charity in Truth' says about the issues of our times.

Books and Culture

The World According to Berry
Stephen Bede Scharper
For Thomas Berry, water, rocks and trees are not ancillary to his thought, but constitutive.
Looking Beyond Redemption
John Anderson
"Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
Animal Planet
Kerry Weber
In "Fantastic Mr. Fox" the characters live in a land with more pragmatism and depth than the quirky animation suggests.