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

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.

The Sacred Arts
Judith Dupre

A slideshow of images from the book Ars Sacra.

Rocks of Ages
John W. OMalley

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