The National Catholic Review

December 7, 2009

Vol. 201 No. 18Whole No. 4877 Download PDF


Current Comment
The Death of the NPLC; The Geography of Justice
Up or Out
Expansion of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is likely to stress the military beyond the breaking point.


Hidden Prayer in Yemen
David Pinault

Islam and the problem of religious intolerance

The Great North-South Embrace
Tom Quigley

How collaboration among the churches of the Americas began

Take Them Home for Christmas
Patricia A. Kossmann

Books and Culture

Mixed Up in Maine
Deborah J. Knuth Klenck

Richard Russo's new novel has an almost Aristotelian unity and focus.

A Top Ten List
Richard R. Gaillardetz

John Allen's 'The Future Church,' reviewed

What's Next?
Robert E. Lauder

What one believes about God bears directly on what one believes about the future of the human person.

Proving It All Night
David E. Nantais

On his latest tour Bruce Springsteen was on a mission: to give the audience permission to forget the depressing news headlines.