The National Catholic Review

February 6, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 4Whole No. 4720


Immigration Reform
Immigration issues continue to roil the waters of Congress, with the president himself caught in their turbulence. Mr.


Higher Standards
Dean Brackley

Five years ago last October, the superior general of the Jesuits, Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, delivered a historic address at Santa Clara University in California, urging that the promotion of justice s

Aquinas in Africa
Thomas F. OMeara

Recently I taught theology in South Africa, at St. Joseph’s Theological Institute in Pietermaritzburg.

Shiite MuslimsThe Party of Aly
Elias D. Mallon

Since the beginning of the war in Iraq on March 20, 2003, Americans have encountered Shiite Islam in the media more frequently than at any time since the taking of the hostages in Tehran, when the

Books and Culture

A Papacy of Dialogue?
John Jay Hughes
Visiting Rome in early 1959, while still an Anglican priest, I asked a learned Benedictine from Belgium who was prior of the monastery wh
God in the World
Robert P. Imbelli
Many consider Karl Rahner one of the greatest Catholic theologians of the past century.
Mixed Doubles
Richard A. Blake
My presence at a midday meeting a few weeks ago was not essential.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Uniters, Not Dividers
Daniel J. Harrington
You Can Make This Up
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen