The National Catholic Review

February 13, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 5Whole No. 4721


A More Excellent Way
As a cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger made clear his desire for the church to find a way to convey to the world the joy at the heart of the Gospel.


Where Are the Catholic Environmentalists?
Jeffrey J. Guhin
The sister was wrong, i thought.
Getting Catholic Schools Off the Dole
Vincent Gragnani
For 20 years, West Philadelphia’s St. Francis de Sales School was on the diocesan dole. Like many inner-city schools, it could not support itself with tuition and parish funds.
Zambia and the Millennium Development Goals
Peter Henriot

How is Zambia doing in relation to the millennium development goals established by the United Nations?

Books and Culture

The Political Is Personal
Peter Heinegg
Always try to do too much must be taken as one of Salman Rushdie’s mantras, and he certainly lives up to it here.
In Widow's Weeds
Bill Gunlocke
Joan Didion has been writing books for more than 40 years.
The Dream of Religious Creativity
Andrew M. Greeley
Graham Greene has had a difficult time winning the title of “Catholic Novelist”—one that he never wanted anyway.
American Dreams
Jim McDermott
When I was a boy, I wanted to be the president of the United States. A lot of us did.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Breaking Down Barriers
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Kathleen Gunton
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson