The National Catholic Review

February 27, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 7Whole No. 4723


Culture Clash
The chasm between the Muslim world and the West yawns still wider as a result of the furor over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.


A Thief in the Night
Valerie Schultz

My oldest daughter was mugged last Saturday night. She was talking with two friends in the parking lot of a restaurant in Los Angeles before saying goodbye for the evening.

The Francis Next Door
Karen Sue Smith
In the early 13th century, Francis of Assisi stood before Pope Innocent III and asked him to sanction a new way of life, which ultimately became a new religious order with a twist.
A Prediction Fulfilled
Paul Wilkes
Some might find irony in the fact that at the time the National Pastoral Life Center was issuing a comprehensive report on the burgeoning numbers of laypersons serving in various parish capacities, th
After the Tsunami, Peace
Robert N. Lynch

There is definitely a “peace dividend” to disaster relief, as I found in mid-December during my second visit to Banda Aceh, the large city in northern Sumatra (Indonesia) where over 118,000 lives w

Ruined for Life
George M. Anderson

"Ruined for life”—that is the humorously ironic phrase used of young women and men who give one or two years of their lives to service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.

A New Impediment
Thomas D. Candreva

Prohibiting men with certain characteristics from being ordained to the priesthood is nothing new in church discipline.

Books and Culture

What to Tell the Kids?
Peter Heinegg
In 1935, a 26-year-old Viennese Jew with a Ph.D.
City on Screen
George W. Hunt
Mel Brooks once said that the toughest and most interesting thing about making a movie was “cutting out each of those tiny sprocket holes
Shared Authority
William A. Galston
In Active Liberty Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer offers an alternative to Justice Antonin Scalia’s advocacy of text-focused sta

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Rainbow
Daniel J. Harrington
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Joseph A. O'Hare