The National Catholic Review

May 15, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 17Whole No. 4733

Editorials

Current Comment

Professionals and Patriots

The True Costs of War

As the nation moves beyond the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, difficult choices lie ahead. While it has become increasingly clear that the war in Iraq has not made the United States more secure or the world a safer place, future U.S. policy in Iraq is not nearly as clear.

Articles

The Silenced Monk
Robert Nugent
Changing the Rules
L. Martin Nussbaum
Fleeing to Buffalo
George M. Anderson

Books and Culture

Books
Cash Grant, Anyone?
Cecilio Morales

Did the founding fathers have in mind today’s roughly $500 billion-a-year federal social programs when they penned the constitutional ple

Books
Mission Overshadowed
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy

Baghdad is burning when Paul Bremer arrives in May 2003. It is still burning when he leaves 14 months later.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Abiding in Love

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
Ascension and Mission

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
Battlegrounds

Joan Sauro

Faith in Focus
A Rose From Mother

Theresa Furlow

Faith in Focus
The Tower

Mary Donnarumma Sharnick

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson

Letters
Letters

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