The National Catholic Review

November 22, 2010

Vol. 203 No. 15Whole No. 4913 Download PDF


Current Comment
A Campaign Worth Waging; Who Will Speak for Us?; Owls Under Seige
Savor the Gifts
Catholics are called to relish God's gifts, and to savor the sparks that illumine the dark.


Separation Anxiety
Thomas J. Curry
Church, state and the survival of Catholic schools
All God's Creatures
George M. Anderson
Deborah M. Jones argues for a theology of animal rights.

Books and Culture

An Artist Outraged
Karen Sue Smith
How is it that Fernando Botero has produced a major commentary on Abu Ghraib, while U.S. artists have remained largely silent?
Faith Matters
John J. DiIulio, Jr.
A funny thing happened on the way to religions prophesied demise.
Eccentric Showman
Franco Mormando
A survey of Salvador Dali's Catholic period
The Corresponding Life
J. Robert Baker
Saul Bellow's letters convey his essential optimism
Mining Talent
Karen Sue Smith
In "The Pitmen Painters" a group of men take up a cultural pursuit uncommon to their class.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Preparing to Wage Peace
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
Losing My Religion
Anna Nussbaum Keating
Do digital self-portraits resemble our authentic selves?
Little Seeds, Little Deeds
Margaret Silf
Miracles happen when we put the common good before our own gratification.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Courtney Kampa

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  A Memo to the Bishops
Vincent J. Miller
A call to preach the fullness of Catholic doctrine