The National Catholic Review

March 20, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 10Whole No. 4726

Editorials

Current Comment
Silver Medal Losers?How to explain the disappointing performance of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in the television ratings, the lowest since 1968? Perhaps this year’s Olympic hopefuls were simply too hyped. When everyone is touted as a future gold medalist, anything less is seen as a loss.
Reckless Improvisation
The announcement on March 3 that President George W. Bush had concluded a nuclear-supply agreement with the government of India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was alarming news. What remains of the nuclear nonproliferation regime was already under severe stress from North Korea and Iran.

Articles

The Muslim Mystery
John F. Kavanaugh
Will the Seminaries Measure Up?
Ronald D. Witherup
Nourishing Head and Heart
Walter J. Burghardt
Love and Ruins in New Orleans
James Carter
An Interview With James Carter
Washed Away
Julie Bourbon

Books and Culture

Books
(Re)Making History
Graham Russell Hodges
In his 90th year, the indefatigable historian John Hope Franklin has written his life story.
Books
A Modern Bestiary
Franklin Freeman
Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentinian writer of short, elegant metaphysical fictional pieces, wrote in 1957 A Manual of Fantastic Zoology

Columns and Departments

The Word
God Who Is Rich in Mercy
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Ashes
Tobie Tondi
Faith in Focus
Flesh
Michael H. Crosby
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Poem
Sister Prudentia's Pilgrimage
Nancy G. Westerfield
Letters
Letters