The National Catholic Review

May 7, 2012

Vol. 206 No. 15Whole No. 4971 Download PDF


Current Comment
Googling a Masterpiece; Stolen Childhoods; Requiem for the 8-Hour Day?
True Brotherhood
The scandal of deaths and injuries resulting from fraternity hazing resurfaces again.


Trash Talk
Gregory M. Kennedy

A Christian response to our throwaway society

Power Surge
Jim Gunshinan

How faith helps answer our energy challenges

Books and Culture

Pushing Against the Rock
Thomas Maier

Money and the church: the latest expose from Jason Berry

Impressario Supreme
Gregory Waldrop

No artist wielded greater clout in his time than Bernini.

A Pope in Wartime
Jose M. Sanchez

Had he lived longer would Pius XI have condemned Hitler?

Therapy for Television
Terrance W. Klein

'Awake' is a police drama with a twist

'Newsies' Strikes Back
Michael V. Tueth

A cult film based on a working class rebellion comes to "occupy Broadway."