The National Catholic Review

April 5, 2010

Vol. 202 No. 11Whole No. 4889 Download PDF


Current Comment
Strategic Divide with Israel; Achieving Step One in Health Care
Early in the Morning
Despite our best efforts as believers, it is often hard to see the glory for the gloom.


Something Wondrous Is Afoot
Kathleen Norris

A reflection on the meaning of Easter

Judgment Day
Bernard J. Verkamp

Bertrand Russell enters the pearly gates.

Books and Culture

The Artist as Believer
Karen Sue Smith

James Tissot’s paintings of Jesus' life and death are signs of a vibrant Christian imagination.

Into Every Corner of the Globe
John W. OMalley

Diarmaid MacCulloch's 'Christianity' begins a millennium before the birth of Christ.

Intellectual Innovations
Richard M. Gula

A towering history of moral theology from James F. Keenan, S.J.

The Origin of Orthodoxy
Wayne A. Holst

Philip Jenkins' new book challenges common wisdom about how lofty Christian doctrine was formulated amid human chaos.

War as Hell
Maurice Timothy Reidy

What makes “The Pacific” worth watching is the opportunity to observe the genesis of a new global order.