The National Catholic Review

March 8, 2010

Vol. 202 No. 7Whole No. 4885 Download PDF


Behind Closed Doors
Domestic violence in the United States is rising, and the recession may be partly to blame.
Current Comment
The Unsweetened Truth; Turtles at Risk; Swift-Boating the Church?


The Other America
Tim Padgett

The drama in Honduras depicts Central America's continuing miseries.

God Is Ready
James Martin, SJ

Are you?

Goodwill Offering
Valerie Schultz

After my father's death, his socks and shirts seemed sacred.

Books and Culture

Daniel J. Harrington

Books exploring where Judaism and Christianity meet

Friendly Persuasion
Robert Barron

How does a culture change its mind? What makes an entire people repudiate a position once held with blithe certainty?

Snark Attack
Jake Martin

Snark is the final frontier for the age of irony, the last word for a generation that prides itself on having the last word.