The National Catholic Review

April 3, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 12Whole No. 4728


Current Comment
Human Rights CouncilThe Human Rights Council of the United Nations has finally become a reality. After months of negotiations, the U.N.
Hope for Haiti
With the February election of René Préval as its new president, Haiti, poorest of countries in the Western Hemisphere, may now have some chance to move into the future with greater hope for peace and


A Church at the Margins
Gary L. Chamberlain
I stepped out of my small room at the Maryknoll Center House in Tokyo and turned to walk down the hall.
Limbo, Infants and the Afterlife
Sidney Callahan
Forty-some years ago, at the baptism of our fourth infant son, I murmured a half-serious doubt to a fellow graduate student, Should the church really be baptizing babies without their awareness?
The Sure Way to Peace and Justice
Denis Murphy
When Pope Benedict XVI was elected, and celebrated his inaugural Mass last year, I was in India. Later I visited Thailand and Laos.

Books and Culture

Pioneers for the Poor
Jay P. Dolan
While reading Maureen Fitzgerald’s doctoral dissertation a few years ago, I was introduced to Sister Mary Irene Fitzgibbon, an Iri
And Then There Was One
Katrina Schuth
One might not expect a book about Carthusians, “the Western world’s most austere monastic order,” to be a page turner, but this sensitive
In Their Own Words
James J. DiGiacomo
For most people, spring means warm weather, the return of birds and the flowering of nature.
No Return
James S. Torrens
The award-winning poetry of Louise Glück (former poet laureate of the United States) is like the fiction of Henry James: the more you rer
Friends for Life
Doris Donnelly
[Interview with James Martin, S.J., on WHYY Radio about his book.] R

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Dangerous Memory of Jesus
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Carol Zaleski
A New Sort of Holiday
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
The Crucifixion
Richard O