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
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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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

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
Family Reunion

Colleen Shaddox

Faith in Focus
How God Speaks

Edward McCormack

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.