The National Catholic Review

November 7, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 14Whole No. 4951 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
A Major Investment; Bring Back Bogart; All Together Now?
Fair or Flat?
Would-be supporters ought to ask serious questions of anyone who proposes a flat tax.

Articles

'Sustained by Faith'
Kevin Spinale

As the holder of the McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University and the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, is well known

Patrons and Companions
James Martin, SJ
When it comes to the saints, there are two extremes to avoid.
Creating South Sudan
David Hollenbach
The challenges of nation-building

Books and Culture

Art
Into the Desert
Jon M. Sweeney
According to his biographers, St. Francis was one of the most joyous of men, yet he is rarely pictured smiling.
Books
A Fight for St. Brigid
Bill Williams
The saga of one church in San Francisco slated for closure
Books
The Visible Man
Peter Heinegg
Does H. G. Wells still hold any interest for us? David Lodge thinks so.
Books
Practicing Faithfulness
William Van Ornum
Robert Wicks on the tyranny of false hopes, emotional reasoning and the importance of tolerance.
Books
Island Paradox
Charles R. Gallagher
A history of Guantanamo, one of Americas most paradoxical possessions.
Books
The Battle for England's Soul
Joseph P. Creamer
Looking at 'Bloody Mary' in a wider European context.
Film
The Wrecking Crew
Kamaria B. Porter
“Margin Call” gives those clamoring for change on Wall Street fodder for their recriminations.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Unmasking Greed
Barbara E. Reid
Columns
No More Nukes
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
Poem
The Day
William J. Rewak
Letters
Letters

Web Only

  Full Interview with Robert P. George
Kevin Spinale
As the holder of the McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University and the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, is well known for his intellectual rigor and dedication to politics. One of the nation’s leading conservative thinkers, Mr. George has unofficially advised a number of U.S. Catholic bishops on matters of politics and morals; he has also led organizations that oppose same-sex marriage as well as the sexual trafficking of women and children. President Bill Clinton appointed him to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and President George W. Bush appointed him to the President’s Council on Bioethics. In July, America spoke with Mr. George in Princeton, N.J., about more personal matters: his prayer life, his advice for young adult Catholics and the relationship between his Catholic faith and his academic scholarship.The edited interview can be found here.