The National Catholic Review

February 27, 2012

Vol. 206 No. 6Whole No. 4962 Download PDF


Current Comment
Whither Syria?; Transparent and Accountable; Help From Our Friends
A War Worth Fighting
Poverty has been allowed to molder in America's cultural basement.


Peer Pressure
Ronnie D. Rubit

A new Catholic wonders how to be pro-life.

Out of Palestine
Elizabeth G. Burr

Solidarity with a displaced people

Books and Culture

Losing Quintana
Bill Williams

Joan Didion ponders her daughter's life in spare prose that is at once insightful and depressing.

Youthful Indiscretions
Diane Scharper

Julian Barnes' new novel is a philosophical mystery that morphs into a morality tale.

Non-Trivial Pursuits
Paul Wilkes

Sidney Callahan on the drama of human happiness

His Catholic Conscience
Robert E. Lauder

Sin and grace in the work of Martin Scorsese

Stage Sister
Mary Valle

My Saturday morning with Catherine of Siena

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Faith That Binds Us

Peter Feldmeier

Faith in Focus
Children of God

Elizabeth Kirkland Cahill

A Broken System

John J. DiIulio, Jr.

Of Many Things
Of Many Things
The Physics of Attention

Mary OConnor


Web Only

  The Life of Palestinan Christians
Maurice Timothy Reidy
A slideshow of families and believers living in the West Bank
  The Littlest Way of Lent
Mary Valle
For two or three consecutive years in grade school I got a handout at the beginning of Lent.