The National Catholic Review

December 19, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 19Whole No. 4956 Download PDF


Current Comment
Hooked on Drug Profits; Look to Black Catholics; A Long Goodbye
Raise Up the Lowly
Christmas is intended for everyone, but it has a special relevance for the poor and oppressed.


The Weary World Rejoices
Christopher Pramuk

Rekindling the Spirit of the Nativity

Books and Culture

The Sacred Arts
Judith Dupre

A slideshow of images from the book Ars Sacra.

Everything is Illuminated
Judith Dupre

A new survey of Christian art and architecture in Europe from its beginnings in the catacombs to the present day.

Rocks of Ages
John W. OMalley

Ten sketches that begin with St. Peter and end with John Paul II.