The National Catholic Review

April 25, 2011

Vol. 204 No. 14Whole No. 4931 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Tough Talk From Dublin; Goldstone Reports Again; Budget Cuts Hurt Women
Easter Peace
When we Christians hear the Easter greeting of peace, we should be dismayed as much as consoled.

Articles

Holding On
Vincent J. Miller

Even in death, Christ never let go.

The Good Fight
Jerome Kodell

How Christians suffer, die and rise with Jesus

Books and Culture

Books
Mission-Driven
Thomas P. Rausch

The story of the men and women who planted Christianity in Africa and Asia

Books
An Influential Force
William J. Gould

Back in the 1960s, there was almost universal acceptance among social scientists of the “secularization thesis,” the belief that as socie

Books
Fatherless Son
Ron Hansen

Ron Hansen reviews Andrew Dubus' memoir of his absentee father

Books
Reasons to Believe
David Van Biema

'In the Valley of the Shadow' is James L. Kugels volley in the God/no-God wars.

Books
Goodness in Our Midst
Dianne Bergant

Poems and prayers from Thomas Flowers, S.J.

Books
Remembering Ray
Bill Williams

In the wake of her husband's death, Joyce Carol Oates struggled with resentment, despair, rage, and guilt.

Film
Attention Must Be Paid
Karen Sue Smith

In the Korean film ‘Poetry,’ empathy and gratitude follow from attentiveness and reflection.

Film
Searchers
Paul Mariani

Together with director James Franco, Paul Mariani set out to find the poet, Hart Crane.