The National Catholic Review

March 21, 2011

Vol. 204 No. 9Whole No. 4926 Download PDF


Current Comment
Fast Train Coming?; Congress Kills the Dialogue; Tax-Dodge City
Just Adjustments
Unions have sometimes abused their power, but they are necessary for securing a just society.


On Call in Amuru
Michael J. Westerhaus

A report from the margins of global health care

Get Closer
James Martin, SJ

Our desires for God come from God and lead us to the divine mystery.

Books and Culture

Scripture Passages
Daniel J. Harrington

The Bible's influence through history

Spiritual Currency
William Van Ornum

Vatican coins and medals offer something more than the average penny.  

Columns and Departments

The Word
Water From Another's Well

Barbara E. Reid

Authentic Democracy

John J. DiIulio, Jr.

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Maurice Timothy Reidy


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  The Curious Numismatist
William Van Ornum
William Van Ornum's survey of the Vatican tradition of coin and medal making appears in the March 28 issue. Here he offers additional resources for coin enthusiasts. To browse additional coins and medal produced by the Vatican, view our slideshow. Books Papal Coins, Allen G. Berman (South Salem, NY: Attic Books, 1991). The standard reference book on papal coins.