The National Catholic Review

April 30, 2012

Vol. 206 No. 14Whole No. 4970 Download PDF


The Latest Thing
Apple's commitment to reforms for Chinese workers bring new pressure to bear on other corporations.
Current Comment
Nonviolent Revolution? Despair and Defiance; A Tale of Two Parks


Why They Left
William J. Byron, Charles Zech

Exit interviews shed light on empty pews

The Convert's Tale
John Jay Hughes

Discovering a tradition as it changed

Books and Culture

Everyday Mysteries
Thomas DePietro

Don DeLillo's new collection of stories makes clear his appeal to Catholic readers.

Integrating Holy Cross
Tom Curran

The story of Clarence Thomas, Ted Wells and other African Americans at a small Jesuit college.

Faith in Flux
Peter C. Phan

A new work by a much celebrated Czech theologian and public intellectual

The Daddy Deficit
Peter Reichard

Charles Murray's 'Coming Apart,' reviewed

Profiles in Courage
Bill Williams

Beautiful Souls examines the mystery of what impels people to do something risky and transgressive.

The Library of Memory
Elizabeth Kirkland Cahill

Books are the intellectual mile-markers of a life’s journey.