The National Catholic Review

April 11, 2011

Vol. 204 No. 12Whole No. 4929 Download PDF


Current Comment
Retirement at 40; Take Him Out!; Unkind Cuts
The Detention Scandal
Once again, as 10 years ago, fear of terrorism trumps the principles of respect for the rule of law.


A Spiritual Home
Rabbi Daniel F. Polish
What Christians should know about Jewish identity

Books and Culture

Curtain Call
J-Glenn Murray
A history of the musical theater, reviewed
Always Ready and Eager
Constance M. McGovern
Edmund Morris astounds even the inveterate Theodore Roosevelt aficionado.
Obama's Violence
Drew Christiansen
Yale's Stephen L. Carter examines the war on terror
They're Complicated
Jake Martin
The women of Showtime's 'Nurse Jackie,' 'Weeds' and 'The United States of Tara'
A Mother's Love
Maurice Timothy Reidy
In its own way, “Mildred Pierce” portrays a pivotal moment in the nation’s history.
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Maurice Timothy Reidy
Over the last few years HBO has treated viewers to epic miniseries on epic subjects.

Columns and Departments

The Word
For the Forgiveness of Sins
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
A Hidden Sorrow
Christopher Pramuk
Back to the Garden
Kyle T. Kramer
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Karen Sue Smith
a woman at the last supper
Sister Lou Ella Hickman

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  Resources for Reproductive Loss
Christopher Pramuk
These resources are offered in conjunction with the article, "A Hidden Sorrow: Praying through Reproductive Loss. Christopher Pramuk teaches theology at Xavier University in Cincinatti, Ohio and is the author of Sophia: The Hidden Christ of Thomas Merton (Liturgical Press, 2009). Books A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss: Guidance and Support for You and Your Family, Ingrid Kohn, MSW and Perry-Lynn Moffitt with Isabelle A. Wilkins, MD. My sister notes of this book that "after Jack died, I could not have done without it." Hope Deferred: Heart-Healing Reflections on Reproductive Loss, ed. Nadine Pence France and Mary Stimming. A collection of essays weaving together personal narratives, spirituality and theological reflection. This book includes the article by Serene Jones mentioned in my article. Waiting with Gabriel: A Story of Cherishing a Baby's Brief Life (Loyola Press), by Amy Kuebelbeck