The National Catholic Review

February 13, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 5Whole No. 4721

Editorials

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. Now as Pope Benedict XVI, he has, with his first encyclical, Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love), taken a decisive step in that direction.

Articles

Zambia and the Millennium Development Goals
Peter Henriot
An Interview with Peter Henriot

Books and Culture

Books
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.
Books
In Widow's Weeds
Bill Gunlocke
Joan Didion has been writing books for more than 40 years.
Books
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.
Television
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
Safe-Keeping
Kathleen Gunton
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters