The National Catholic Review

December 17, 2012

Vol. 207 No. 18Whole No. 4993 Download PDF


Current Comment
Solidarity in Seoul; The Pope's New Book; On Being 'Had'
New Resolution
The Obama administration must urge Israel to halt settler expansion and guide it back to the negotiating table.


'Ready to Be Martyrs'
David Pinault

Egyptian Christians claim their ancient roots.

Apocalyptic Gladness
Richard J. Clifford

Do not fear those end-of-year Lectionary readings.

Into the Wild
Leo J. O'Donovan

John the Baptist as a model for Christian life today

Books and Culture

What the Heart Sees

Brendan Purcell explains why creation and evolution are both needed if we are to understand ourselves.

Seeking the Sacred
Diane Scharper

Two new collections from Catholic poets have a mystical, almost sacramental quality

Coming Distractions
Franklin Freeman

Do the movies have a future?

The Making of a Masterpiece
Karen Sue Smith

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Faith Adrift
Karen Sue Smith

The film 'Life of Pi' asks, 'Do we choose science or religion, atheism or faith?'

Columns and Departments

The Word
Stay Close to Mary

Peter Feldmeier

The Word
Hidden Among Us

Peter Feldmeier

Faith in Focus
A Light in the Cold

Mary Sweeney

Mixed Messages

Thomas J. Massaro

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.

Lot's Wife