The National Catholic Review

January 18, 2010

Vol. 202 No. 2Whole No. 4880 Download PDF


Current Comment
Edward Schillebeeckx, R.I.P.; The Vatican's Not-So-Secret Archives
Weakened by Defense
Defense spending continues to place severe limits on what our government can and cannot do.


Collegiality Made Visible
Michael Sean Winters

Three ways to revitalize the apostolic character of the episcopacy

No Excuses for Torture
Stephen M. Colecchi

Torture degrades both the victim and the perpetrator.

Books and Culture

We Can Believe This
Wendy Beckett

In Janet McKenzie's "The Holy Family" the unknown reality of first-century peasants has been transposed into another key.

Celestial Guidance
Angelo Stagnaro

With her novel 'Angel Time' Anne Rice has, perhaps unintentionally, written a roman clef.

Slowly Down the Slope
Mary Donnarumma Sharnick

John Thorndikes wrenching memoir chronicles the year he cared for his Alzheimer's-afflicted father.

Birdsong and Early Morn
Bill Williams

Diane Ackerman has long been a prolific observer of the myriad wonders of nature.

The Ballad of Jeff Bridges
Jake Martin

The journeyman actor's turn as a country crooner in “Crazy Heart” is the perfect marriage of media hype and craftsmanship.

Columns and Departments

The Word
God Inside-Out

Barbara E. Reid

The Word
Fulfilled in Our Hearing

Barbara E. Reid

Faith in Focus
Healing Faith

Pat Fosarelli

A Turbulent Decade

John F. Kavanaugh

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen


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Maurice Timothy Reidy
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