The National Catholic Review

January 2, 2012

Vol. 206 No. 1Whole No. 4957 Download PDF


Current Comment
More Human Rights; Blood from a Stone; Don't Waste the tax Talk
Syrian Winter?
In the judgment of the U.N. human rights commissioner, a civil war is already underway.


The Long Black Line
Patrick Gilger
What I learned from three good men
A Change in Formation
Katarina M. Schuth
How the sexual abuse crisis has reshaped priestly training

Books and Culture

Heaven Boy
Edward W. Schmidt
Can comic books tell religious stories in ways that reach young people without diluting the subject?
Profile in Courage
Thomas J. Shelley
One man's battle against the Inquisition
A Writer at Sea
Franklin Freeman
Was Ernest Hemingway trying to be a saint?
The Horse and His Boy
John P. McCarthy
The salubrious 'War Horse' offers an understated anti-war message.
The Accidental Christmas Standard
Mary Valle
Decades later, I discover the true meaning of Bob Geldof's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'