The National Catholic Review

December 7, 2009

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

Editorials

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.

Articles

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
Our literary editor's gift picks for the holidays

Books and Culture

Books
A Top Ten List
Richard R. Gaillardetz
John Allen's 'The Future Church,' reviewed
Books
Mixed Up in Maine
Deborah J. Knuth Klenck
Richard Russo's new novel has an almost Aristotelian unity and focus.
Ideas
What's Next?
Robert E. Lauder
What one believes about God bears directly on what one believes about the future of the human person.
Music
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.