The National Catholic Review

October 15, 2012

Vol. 207 No. 10Whole No. 4985 Download PDF


Current Comment
A Surprise in Libya; Vets Among the Moochers?; Praying Together
School Daze
The teachers’ strike in Chicago brought into sharp relief one of the nation’s greatest social problems.


Wake-up Call
David L. Ricken

How Catholics can live the Year of Faith

Everyday Disciples
Gerhard Lohfink

The many ways to be called

Reality Check
Mary Johnson, Patricia Wittberg

A fact-based assessment of vocations to religious life

Books and Culture

Who Speaks for the Church?
Thomas P. Rausch

A response to the “pronounced magisterial activism” that began under Pope John Paul II

A Death Foretold
Dennis M. Leder

Our parents occupy our lives “in a place that precedes thought.”

Exile on O'Connell Street
Joseph J. Feeney

A sympathetic but unflinching portrait of James Joyce

Conscientious Objection
Peter Steinfels

Did religious bodies that once wrestled with the morality of Vietnam war learn any lasting lesson?

Mind the Gap
Charles R. Morris

Economic inequality is the central domestic political issue in the upcoming presidential election.

Heathcliff 2.0
John P. McCarthy

Andrea Arnold’s 'Wuthering Heights'

Debating the Debates
Robert David Sullivan

Will they have any effect on the fall election?

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Servant's Heart

Peter Feldmeier

A Pre-Election Primer

John J. DiIulio, Jr.

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Raymond A. Schroth

Old Blackwood Farm

Rebecca Lilly


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James C. Gorman, Robert S. Rivers
Success requires creativity.
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Seán D. Sammon
The epoch initiated by Vatican II
  The New Evangelization
Rino Fisichella
The New Testament uses a whole series of expressions to describe Jesus’ activity of revelation.