The National Catholic Review

October 17, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 11Whole No. 4948 Download PDF


Current Comment
Promise of the Sea; Making the Grade; Fiscal Follies
Let Others Lead
The U.S. government no longer serves as the world's negotiator in chief.


Raised on Faith
Valerie Schultz

My adult children are kind, smart and justice-oriented. But they are not practicing Catholics.

Just Parenting
Richard K. Cross

Raising children in the Christian Family Movement

Books and Culture

A Family Man
Karen Sue Smith

The Polish artist Stanislaw Wyspianski was grounded in the private, personal world of family.

Ritual and Myth
Pheme Perkins

Robert Bellah has shaped the way in which we think of the roles of religion in modern society.

Peggy Rosenthal

Angela ODonnells new collection of poems is a lives of the saintsof a sort.

The Scientific Mysteries
Jim Conlon

A fresh and dynamic integration of the Catholic tradition and the amazing insights of science.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Love Says It All

Barbara E. Reid

Faith in Focus
A Mother's Blessing

Sara McGinnis Lee

The Unkindest Cuts

Thomas J. Massaro

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Maurice Timothy Reidy