The National Catholic Review

February 20, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 6Whole No. 4722


Toward a More Civil Debate
In his State of the Union address on Jan. 31, President Bush called for greater civility in our public debates about national policy. Our differences cannot be allowed to harden into anger, he said.


Chinas New Role
John A. Worthley

I seems inevitable that the People’s Republic of China and the Holy See will eventually establish formal diplomatic relations.

Evolution and Christian Faith
Robert John Russell
On July 7, 2005, The New York Times published on its Op Ed page an essay by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., the archbishop of Vienna, entitled: Finding Design in Nature.
Guantnamo Journey
George M. Anderson

"Our daily Mass was at the center of all we did,” said one of the Christian activists who set out for an 11-day pilgrimage to Cuba during the Advent of 2005.

A Quintessential Jesuit
John F. Kavanaugh
The Denver Post reported that a few hours before he died, Jim Sunderland, S.J., asked his family and friends to put on his shoes, because I want to walk into heaven.

Books and Culture

Let It Be
James S. Torrens
An anthology of poems is usually a guaranteed pleasure.
Specialist to the World
Patrick J. Ryan
It was not my first visit to Kevin Cahill, M.D., a tropical medicine specialist based in New York, but it was probably the most memorable
A Life Changed
Mary Donnarumma Sharnic
Two scenes leap off the pages of Nobel prize-winning author J. M.
Star-Crossed Lovers
Richard A. Blake
Brokeback Mountain received one of the most enthusiastic receptions of any film released this past year.

Columns and Departments

The Word
To Fast or Not to Fast?
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Offering the Good News
E. Ann Hillestad
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen