The National Catholic Review

March 8, 2010

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

Editorials

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?

Articles

The Other America
Tim Padgett

Central America is still wrestling with the institutional backwardness and epic inequality that led to the conflicts of the 1980s.

God Is Ready
James Martin, SJ
Are you?
Goodwill Offering
Valerie Schultz
After my father's death, his shirts and socks seemed sacred.

Books and Culture

Culture
Intersections
Daniel J. Harrington
Books exploring where Judaism and Christianity meet
Ideas
Friendly Persuasion
Robert Barron
How does a culture change its mind? What makes an entire people repudiate a position once held with blithe certainty?
Television
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.