The National Catholic Review

August 1, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 3Whole No. 4940 Download PDF


The New 'Americanism'
Some Catholics make an idol out of ideology, elevating personal responsibility while diminishing communal obligations.
Current Comment
Press Ethics; Fiscal Countdown; A New Tone in Rome


Rights of Conscience
Kevin O'Rourke

Responding to a bishop's disciplinary decisions

Identity Crisis
David Carroll Cochran

New voter ID laws subvert democracy and Catholic teaching.

Books and Culture

A Complex Vision
Joan M. Nuth

Denys Turner examines the theology of Julian of Norwich.

Marginal Spirituality
Thomas J. Shelley

Eamon Duffy sets out to to trace a history written quite literally in the margins.

The Best We Can
Bryan McCarthy

'Terri' presents a pair of quirky but inspiring characters who try to reveal the workings of grace in our world.

People of the Book
Michael Leach

Heed the words of St. Thomas Aquinas and do not become “a man of one book.”

Columns and Departments

The Word
Dogged Faith

Barbara E. Reid

The Word
Out of Sheer Silence

Barbara E. Reid

Economic Enigmas

John F. Kavanaugh

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen


Web Only

  An Uncommon Diplomat
Drew Christiansen
Remembering Archbishop Pietro Sambi
  Religious Liberty and Conscience Protection
John Garvey
An open letter on the Institute of Medicine's health care proposals
  No More Hiroshima
Stephen M. Colecchi
From Stephen M. Colecchi, a pilgrimage of sorrow and hope to a country scarred by war