The National Catholic Review

April 18, 2011

Vol. 204 No. 13Whole No. 4930 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Libya: Proceed with Caution; Send in the Drones; Vanishing Religion?
Diplomacy as Exit Strategy
Guest editorial
Better to settle with a word, as St. Augustine wrote, than with the sword.

Articles

Divided On Torture
Kenneth R. Himes
How to build a public consensus for the moral treatment of detainees

Books and Culture

Culture
Caring for God's Creation
Maryann Cusimano Love
Books for budding environmentalists
Art
Quaking With Joy
Barbara E. Reid
As the people of Japan, Christchurch and Haiti slowly rebuild their lives after suffering the devastating effects of earthquakes, a detai
Art
Contemplative Compassion
Leo J. O'Donovan
Antonello da Messina and the suffering Christ
Art
Caring for Gods creation
Maryann Cusimano Love
Bookings
Art
Letters
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Film
Hanging Ten, Steadied from Above
John P. McCarthy
Only the prickliest atheist could take offense at the Christian message of 'Soul Surfer.'

Columns and Departments

The Word
Quaking With Joy
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
How God Speaks
Edward McCormack
Parents can help children learn how to listen to God.
Faith in Focus
Family Reunion
Colleen Shaddox
Even America's political polarization cannot keep us apart
Columns
Some Kind of Deficit
Thomas J. Massaro
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
Poem
Gethsemane
Richard O'Connell
Letters
Letters

Web Only

  What is the Goal?
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Pro-democracy protests began against the dictatorial regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in mid-February. Within days, Qaddafi resorted to force, killing dozens. Within a week, regime opponents had opted for armed conflict. The rebels gained control of Benghazi and other towns, but as Qaddafi looked set to defeat them, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1973, authorizing a no-fly zone and “all necessary means” to protect civilians.