The National Catholic Review

April 3, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 12Whole No. 4728


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 economic advancement. Although the election itself was marred by irregularities, Mr.

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Human Rights Council


Books and Culture

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.]

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 Irish-born

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


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