The National Catholic Review

February 14, 2011

Vol. 204 No. 4Whole No. 4921 Download PDF


The Reckoning
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report recognizes the mortgage crisis for the fundamental failure of responsibility it was.
Current Comment
What's the Rush?; A Christian Calling; The Arab Revolt


Catholics At Work
The Editors
Jordan's Sisterhood
Kevin Clarke

Three communities of sisters offer solace and support in troubled times.

Broadcasting Faith
William F. Baker

No teleprompting necessary

Business Plan
Kerry A. Robinson

Bringing best practices to the church

Books and Culture

Tragedy Without a Hero
Peter Heinegg

A fable from Philip Roth

Where Life Is Weird
Gerald T. Cobb

An post-apocalyptic novel from James Kunstler marvels at humanity's ability to survive and adapt.

The Exorcist's Apprentice

What do horror films like "The Rite" say about God?

Our Words and our Selves
Elizabeth Kirkland Cahill

Marie Ponsot and the rediscovery of language

Columns and Departments

The Word
Having No Enemies

Barbara E. Reid

Faith in Focus
Putting on the Apron

Thomas P. Sweetser

Faith and Freedom

Maryann Cusimano Love

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Edward W. Schmidt

A Look In The Cave

Donald Bell


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  Love in a Time of Pain
Gerald F. Kicanas
You never want to get bad news when you are far from home—to be told that a loved one has died or that some kind of disaster has taken place.