The National Catholic Review

May 22, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 18Whole No. 4734


Save Darfur Now
Mother Nature’s fury, as we have experienced in our own nation in the aftermath of hurricanes and tornadoes, devastates communities.
Current Comment
Prayers for ChinaWhile the situation of the Catholic Church in China has not been normal for many decades, in very recent times it appeared that the lot of Chinese Catholics was improving.


Pope and Abbot
Christopher J. Ruddy

When Joseph Ratzinger chose Benedict XVI as his papal name, commentators quickly and correctly pointed out its significance.

The Ordinary Way of Benedict
Dolores R. Leckey
It does not take parents very long to realize that they teach their children not so much by what they say as by who they are.
Silent Tsunamis
Kenneth Hackett
Large-scale humanitarian crises of various kinds periodically rivet the attention of the world.
Believe Me if You Like
James Martin, SJ
I had a big decision to make when I was 12: French or Spanish?
Woodys World
Robert E. Lauder

Woody Allen’s latest film, “Match Point,” is probably one of the most explicitly atheistic films in the history of American cinema.

Of Human Life
John F. Kavanaugh
Thirty-eight years after its publication, the encyclical Humanae Vitae is once again causing a stir.

Books and Culture

They Dream the Possible Dream
John A. Coleman
I cannot sufficiently praise and recommend American Mythos.
A Radiance Fills Them'
Robert E. Hosmer, Jr.
It may well be a curse rather than a blessing to be described as a religious or spiritual poet todaynot simply because in a secular, or p
They Belong Together
Richard M. Gula
What does going to Mass on Sunday have to do with going to work on Monday?

Columns and Departments

The Word
Carrying on Jesus Mission
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
The Rhythms of the Saints
John J. McLain
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Kathleen Rooney