The National Catholic Review

December 10, 2012

Vol. 207 No. 17Whole No. 4992 Download PDF


Syria’s Late Spring

According to the Syrian novelist Dima Wannous, the seed of Syria’s Arab Spring revolt was planted in Damascus in February 2011.

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Digging Deeper; Don't Call Me A Saint?; Occupy in Action


Back From the Margins
Margaret E. Crahan

The re-emergence of the Cuban Catholic Church

Facebook Apologetics
Brad Rothrock

Philosophical thinking for the new evangelization

After Ideology
Ivan J. Kauffman

What Catholics can contribute to the political debate

The Postwar Path
Timothy Wadkins

A new spirit is alive in El Salvador.

Books and Culture

Not About Redemption
Eileen Markey

Taking inspiration from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s seminal One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Jens Soering has written an unb

Last Things First
Rita Ferrone

For the Jewish people, Peter Fink, S.J., once wrote, God is the one who “comes,” who “leads,” who “abides” and who “hides.” The early Chr

Seeds of Victory
Herman R. Eberhardt

Certain dates in history have a powerful hold on the American imagination. When we think about World War II, we remember Dec.

Shaky, Not Stirring
Jim McDermott

Daniel Craig explores Bond’s damaged soul in 'Skyfall'

Unbreakable Bond
Terrance W. Klein

Fifty years of 007

Columns and Departments

Right Relationship

Maryann Cusimano Love

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.


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