The National Catholic Review

October 3, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 9Whole No. 4946 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Needless Defaults; Google's Name Game; High-Speed, Low-Cost
Jobs Now
A polarized, politicized Congress has been fiddling while America burns.

Articles

Rejoice Always!
James Martin, SJ

The surprisingly joyful theology of 1 Thessalonians

American Exceptionalism
V. Bradley Lewis

From a political theory to an article of faith

Books and Culture

Books
In the Beginning
Thomas R. Murphy

Gordon Wood insists on treating the American founders as figures of their own time.

Books
Blood on Our Hands?
Thomas J. Massaro

The fate of civilians in America's wars

Books
Joy to the World
Marie Anne Mayeski

Remembering that God shapes us by great joy as much as by great sorrow.

Books
Dealing With the Devil
Michael Sean Winters

What political evil is, and how to combat it, are among the most urgent issues of our time.

Books
Hope For A Future Church
William J. OMalley

The innermost core of the religious education problem is the why.

Ideas
To See With God's Eyes
Timothy W. O'Brien

Mary Karr’s gritty stories of sin and salvation show us that grace is not always graceful.

Ideas
Letters

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Theater
Hidden Treasures
Andrew J. Garavel

The plays of an forgotten Irish playwright brought satisfyingly into the present.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Dressed for the Feast

Barbara E. Reid

Columns
Civil Defense

John F. Kavanaugh

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen

Letters
Letters

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  New Nation, New Responsibilities
David Hollenbach
How Catholic teaching can help shape the life of South Sudan
  Descending Theology: The Resurrection
Mary Karr
From the far star points of his pinned extremities,