The National Catholic Review

April 10, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 13Whole No. 4729


Current Comment
Junkyard BoundWhat is good for General Motors, quipped Charles Wilson, Dwight Eisenhower’s Secretary of Commerce, is good for the nation.
Hocking the Future
The United States has enjoyed an extraordinarily long period of economic growth with very little inflation.


Losers' Vengeance
David Pinault
Gambling often produces sore losers.
Clash of Civilizations or Crisis of Integration?
John Coughlan
A Muslim youth in the garb of a suicide bomber protests the Muhammad cartoons outside Denmark’s embassy in London. The chilling image appears in the next day’s newspapers.
New Standards for Pastoral Care
Michael N. Kane

Helping professionals, like social workers, psychologists, marriage and family counselors, have discipline-specific codes of conduct that offer guidance about confidentiality, conflicts of interest

Books and Culture

Values Over Rhetoric
Andrew M. Greeley
One of my strongest primal memories is of the Knights of Columbus.
What Connects Us All
John J. Savant
In his justly celebrated How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love With Poetry (1999), Edward Hirsch becomes both teacher and enthusiast.
Freedom's Warriors
Jude Joseph Lovell
There is a master of American letters working in our midst today of whom not many readers are aware.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Easter Affirmations
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Paul F. Harman
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson