The National Catholic Review

August 15, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 4Whole No. 4941 Download PDF


Out of Afghanistan
In the long run, only the Afghan people can determine their own fate.
Ahead of the Story
Church leaders must stop playing defense around the issue of sexual abuse.


The Peace Front
William Bole
Religious groups stake out a wider role in violent conflicts.

Books and Culture

Weighing the Evidence
Kevin M. Doyle
Are we destined to condemn the death penalty only after we are free of it?
Confessions of a Dangerous Diva
Jon M. Sweeney
Lady Gaga's fascination with Christian imagery