The National Catholic Review

December 13, 2010

Vol. 203 No. 18Whole No. 4916 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
O Holy Not; Don't Assassinate; Illegal Organ Trading
Markets and Politics
How can free-market capitalism be made less inimical to democracy?

Articles

On the Slope With Teilhard
Drew Christiansen

Hymn to Matter” may be one of the oddest-seeming prayers ever penned by a priest. Christians pray to God, to the saints, to the angels perhaps, and sometimes to deceased loved ones.

Teaching or Commanding?
Nicholas Lash
When bishops instruct the faithful
O Holy Night 2
The Editors
Readers share suggestions for keeping Christmas sacred

Books and Culture

Culture
Start Them Young
Maryann Cusimano Love
A roundup up children's books for the Christmas season
Art
Highly Favored One
Judith Dupre
How the story of a simple young woman from Nazareth has influenced the Christian imagination.
Film
Speak, Lord
Harry Forbes
"The King's Speech" is no musty historical drama