The National Catholic Review

January 16, 2012

Vol. 206 No. 2Whole No. 4958 Download PDF


Current Comment
Cradle Christians; Saving 'The Finest'; A Matter of Life and Death
The Way of Life
Rethinking the goals and methods of the pro-life movement


In Harm's Way
Mary Meehan

Children, born and unborn, trapped in wartime

To Heal and Protect
Bernard V. Nojadera

Two new ministries help victims of sexual abuse and promote safety.

The Continuing Mission
Kevin Clarke

Carolyn Woo takes the reins at Catholic Relief Services.

Good Returns
Thomas J. Healey

Can you follow your conscience and still beat the S&P 500?

Books and Culture

Lost Horizon
James M. Lang

From New Orleans, 2010, the story of an oil company behaving badly

Exile From Paradise
Paul J. Contino

How many Catholics have read the greatest literary work in their tradition?

Magical Realism
James S. Torrens

Story, or bits of it, abounds in the poems of Rodney Jones.

Faith at the Movies
John Anderson

In 2011, a surprising number of films had genuine spiritual intentions.