The National Catholic Review

May 15, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 17Whole No. 4733

Editorials

Current Comment
Professionals and PatriotsWashington has rumbled for years with rumors of professional dissent at the Pentagon and C.I.A.
The True Costs of War
As the nation moves beyond the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, difficult choices lie ahead.

Articles

The Silenced Monk
Robert Nugent

Thomas Merton spent almost half his life in the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, a Trappist monastery in Kentucky.

Changing the Rules
L. Martin Nussbaum
The Boston Globe began publishing on Jan. 6, 2002, a series of reports regarding sexual abuse of children by priests in the Archdiocese of Boston.
Fleeing to Buffalo
George M. Anderson

Buffalo, frigid northern city of—refugees? Yes, refugees. I spent a week in Buffalo last June helping out in a small Jesuit parish, St. Ann’s, located in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

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 pledge
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