The National Catholic Review

December 6, 2010

Vol. 203 No. 17Whole No. 4915 Download PDF


Arms Tied
The U.S. needs to have a strong voice in world affairs, especially on an issue as crucial as nuclear weapons.
Current Comment
A Shameless Bribe; Karzai Might Be Right


Can Evolution Explain Morality?
John F. Haught

Religion, science and the desire to be good

Rising From the Rubble
Joseph G. Bock

The unique role of Catholic N.G.O.'s in Haiti's recovery

O Holy Night I
The Editors

Readers share suggestions for keeping Christmas sacred

Books and Culture

New World Order
Mark E. Rondeau

Andrew Bacevich argues that the U.S. is moving into a state of perpetual war.

The Astronomer's Faith
John F. Haught

Was Galileo an atheist?

Our Sacred Selves
Robert E. Lauder

Jacques Maritain once said the face is naturally sacred. Yet so is the whole body.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Patient Expectation

Barbara E. Reid

Where Is God?

Maryann Cusimano Love

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Maurice Timothy Reidy

The High Street Beggar

Chaturvedi Divi


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  A Season of Giving
The Editors
A Night to Remember On the first Sunday of Advent, our family's 100-year-old presepio is erected in a corner of Nonna's living room. Each year two grandchildren, with awe and reverence, uncover the figures central to this event.