The National Catholic Review

December 24, 2012

Vol. 207 No. 19Whole No. 4994 Download PDF


A God Who Unites

God inflames the human heart with a deep desire for unity.

Current Comment
Acts of charity, however well meant, sometimes are not enough to help people in need.


One Step Forward?

President Obama's 'deferred action' policy yields cautious hope for undocumented youth.

Books and Culture

Character Studies
The Editors
We invited some friends to recommend to our readers in very few words a favorite book and author.
Signs of 'Life'
Jon M. Sweeney
Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life' offers a profound understanding of the Gospels.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Christ Manifest
Peter Feldmeier
The Word
Mary, Our Mother
Peter Feldmeir
The Word
Family Business
Peter Feldmeier
Faith in Focus
Carrying On
Kerry Weber
One family's Christmas tradition
City Limits
Kyle T. Kramer
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Un Sogno d'Oro a Natale
John P. McNamee