The National Catholic Review

September 19, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 7Whole No. 4944 Download PDF


The Universal Call
It is time for the church to make the canonization process far more accessible and far less expensive.
Current Comment
Respect for Life?; Family Matters; An iBishop?


Nature and Grace
Patricia A. Kossmann
Book briefs
Syria In Crisis
Margot Patterson

From 2011, Margot Patterson on the outbreak of sectarian strife.

Books and Culture

On the Rise
Leo J. O'Donovan
Educating the next generation in leadership
Something to Love
James S. Torrens
A guide to modern poetry, reviewed
A Different Path
Bill Williams
How men and women religious responded to 9/11.
Greene Without God
Because it rejects the theology underlying the original novel, 'Brighton Rock' fails to deliver

Columns and Departments

The Word
Saying and Doing
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
Joan's Journey
B. G. Kelley
Mr. Smith vs. Washington
John J. DiIulio, Jr.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Karen Sue Smith
Vowed to this life
Mary Kay Schoen

Web Only

  A Father's Love
Kerry Weber
Widowed on 9/11, Patty Fallone never questioned God.
  A Sibling's Strength
Kerry Weber
Ten years after 9/11, Laura Armstrong helps keep her brother's memory alive.