The National Catholic Review

January 16, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 2Whole No. 4718


In the Vineyard
Before the passage, on Nov. 15, of the new document from the U.S.


A Century Behind
Peter J. Donaldson
Placide Tapsoba, a 53-year-old physician, was born at home in the village of Satte outside of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, the landlocked West African country that until 1960 was the Fren
What Ever Became of Solidarity?
Gerald J. Beyer
Last August marked the 25th anniversary of the birth of the Polish nonviolent revolution known as Solidarity. On the morning of Aug.
Bonds of Wool
Steven A. Schoenig

On the bright morning of April 24, in a packed St. Peter’s Square, Pope Benedict XVI solemnly inaugurated his ministry as universal shepherd in a ceremony filled with symbolic gestures.

Books and Culture

How They Shaped Our Era
Dorothy M. Brown
The distinguished social historian William H.
A Celebration
Gerald T. Cobb
This year’s hurricanes, floods and earthquakes produced such unforgettable, apocalyptic scenes of devastation that they may well have alt
The Life of a Stone
Robert F. Walch
In an utterly captivating piece of historical fiction, Julie Baumgold has crafted a multifaceted gem of a novel that chronicles the history

Columns and Departments

The Word
Kingdom and Discipleship
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
The Holy One of God
Daniel J. Harrington
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen