The National Catholic Review

June 21, 2010

Vol. 202 No. 20Whole No. 4898 Download PDF


Current Comment
Defining Aggression; National Day of Prayer; A Win-Win Situation
Adrift in the Gulf
No human can calculate the cost of the oil spill to God's good creation.


The Greening of Detroit
David Alire Garcia

Urban farmers reimagine a city's landscape.

Books and Culture

Peter Heinegg

Dietrich Bonhoeffer had a way of saying things that immediately cleared the air.

Henry's Final Act
Tom Deignan

Roddy Doyle's provocative trilogy raises important questions about the Irish past.

Sequel Shock
Jim McDermott

Why do so many films disappoint the second time around?

An American Tragedy
Rob Weinert-Kendt

A string of race-themed shows on Broadway have struck chords with audiences eager to see the subject dramatized--or at least broached.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Path to Life

Barbara E. Reid

The Word
Laborers for the Harvest

Barbara E. Reid

Faith in Focus
My Father's Dreams

Douglas W. Kmiec

Uninformed Conscience

John F. Kavanaugh

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen


Web Only

  America Wins at the CPA
Maurice Timothy Reidy
America’s Web site has been awarded first place for the third year in a row by the Catholic Press Association. Many thanks to all of our friends and contributors for making this happen.
  What Happened in Phoenix?
Kevin O'Rourke
The complicated reasons behind an abortion at a Catholic hospital