The National Catholic Review

March 13, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 9Whole No. 4725


Current Comment
Continuing Embarrassment

The Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba has increasingly become an embarrassment for the United States.

Intelligence and Policy
The world has always been a dangerous place, and each generation has had to confront its own set of challenges.


The Pope and the Poet
Robert P. Imbelli

The two most prominent authors we are reading in my course this semester for advanced undergraduates on the classics of spirituality are Augustine of Hippo and Dante Alighieri.

Eros and Agape:Some Feminist Reflections
Susan A. Ross
I was happy to discover that Pope Benedict’s first encyclical is not a crackdown on dissident theologians, nor a stern reprimand to the secular world.
Bringing Back Charity
Richard Ryscavage

Self-styled progressive Catholics have, for over a generation, downplayed the role of charity in social action.

Dont Forget Justice
Thomas J. Massaro

Pope Benedict’s first encyclical letter is superb in many ways and well deserves the nearly universal praise it has received.

Books and Culture

Bringing the Bible to Life
Daniel J. Harrington
"Actualizing” Scripture, or bringing it to life, is based on the conviction that “the word of God is living and active” (Heb 4:12) and sp

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Paschal Mystery
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Lenten Spirituality Reflection
Laura Sheahen
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson