The National Catholic Review

April 22, 2013

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Current Comment

The new pope might consider the cause of Oscar Romero with renewed seriousness.

The Austerity Trap

Why are some in Washington starstruck by austerity, a bad idea whose time has not come?


Mass Evangelization
Scott W. Hahn

Sharing faith with the Eucharist

Do This In Memory of Me
Robert P. Imbelli

Vatican II calls us to a renewed realization of the primacy of Christ.

Books and Culture

The 'Secret Encyclical'
Giuliana Chamedes

The story of how an American Jesuit helped shape Pius XI's condemnation of Nazism.

A High Keening
Kelly Cherry

Louise Glück has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award

A War of the 1 Percent
John Matteson

Bruce Levine’s study of Confederate society seeks to correct the errors of generations past.

When Satire Sours
Dennis O'Brien

Al Capp was as much a celebrity as L'il Abner, one of his chief creations.

A Tale of Two Thomases
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

Anyone who has visited the Frick Museum in New York and entered the main parlor, whose walls are hung wi

Nothing like Kansas
John Anderson

If it only had a brain, one is tempted to suggest, Oz the Great and Powerful might have been as

Columns and Departments

The Word
Love Without Ceasing

John W. Martens

Faith in Focus
Other Gods

Richard B. Patterson

The Downloadable Wasteland

Kevin Clarke

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.

A Fallen Bird's Nest

Jim Nawrocki

State of the Question

Our readers

Washington Front
A Pope of the Poor

John Carr