The National Catholic Review

November 15, 2010

Vol. 203 No. 14Whole No. 4912 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Homeless Soldiers; Rights Prize for Cuban; Deepwater Clean-up
Two Peoples, One State
Commentary
Israelis must ask, has the idea of an ethnic state become an anachronism?

Articles

From Intuition to Moral Principle
Kevin O'Rourke
Examining the Phoenix case in light of church tradition

Books and Culture

Books
Keep It Simple
Claire Shaeffer-Duffy
The exacting Christianity of the Amish
Books
Atonement
Austen Ivereigh
In his new memoir the Catholic Tony Blair remains out of reach.
Books
Papal Overtures
Scott Korb
John Paul II's maestro remembers his deep spiritual friendship with the pope.
Film
Life is Beautiful
Maurice Timothy Reidy
A “feel-good film” is the oddest of descriptions of a movie about human dismemberment. Yet in the case of "127 Hours," the cliché is apt.
Ideas
Dearest Forster
Robert Ellsberg
For years after their separation, Dorothy Day continued to hope that her former lover would agree to marry her.
Ideas
Dorothy in Love
Robert Ellsberg
New letters reveal the frank sexuality of a possible saint.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Royal Forgiveness
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
Sisters in Faith
Kaya Oakes
Finding renewal--and a dose of irreverence--in a women's prayer group
Columns
Bad Judgment
Thomas J. Massaro
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
Poem
A Leper on Molokai, 1880
Joseph Soldati
Letters
Letters

Web Only

  The Center Did Not Hold
Steve Schneck
This article is reprinted courtesy of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. Yeats is on my mind, following last evening's election returns. Remember the line? "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold..."