The National Catholic Review

March 6, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 8Whole No. 4724

Editorials

The Meanest Cities
Cities vary in their responses to the needs of their homeless populations. Some are very mean indeed as the numbers of homeless people continue to rise. Take Sarasota, Fla.

Articles

Fasting: A Fresh Look
Thomas Ryan
Ethics Outflanked
George A. Lopez
The Dilemma in Iraq
Gerard F. Powers

Books and Culture

Books
It's in Our Blood
Rachelle Linner
Reviewed in our pages in 2006, 'One Nation Under God,' offers a vivid portrait of public prayer in American history.
Books
What Lurks Beneath
Gerald T. Cobb
In his new short story collection, T. C.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Mystery of the Beloved Son
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Humbled
William A. Barry
Columns
The Cruelest Month
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Letters
Letters