The National Catholic Review

April 24, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 15Whole No. 4731


Current Comment
SantEgidio Comes to AmericaThe most important Catholic group that you may never have heard of is the Sant’Egidio community.
Hunger USA
Hunger here in the richest nation in the world? Impossible, one might think. But the U.S.


Left Behind
John A. Coleman

In a recent article in The Nation, the French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, author of American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, expressed his shock at the mori

The Moment, the Message, the Messenger
Tom Fox
The Catholic Church’s social teachings need to be heard today throughout our country. Our church has much to say to this moment.
Uniting America Spiritually
Bruce Nieli

This year the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle, commonly known as the Paulists, is beginning the process of seeking beatification for its founder, Isaac Thomas Hecker.

Books and Culture

A Conservative Hall of Fame
Peter Heinegg
What exactly is the conservative intellectual tradition in America?
Holiness Test'
Laura Sheahen
Can great artists be holy? Should they even try to be holy?
Workers Unite
Kevin Mattson
Some of my best friends (yes, I know it’s a cliché) are labor organizers.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Search for Identity
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Back to Basics!
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Why Evil?
Ellen Rufft
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Jim McDermott
The One Who Leaves Few Footprints in the Snow
Liliana Ursu
To Thomas Merton