The National Catholic Review

May 22, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 18Whole No. 4734


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.
Save Darfur Now
Mother Nature’s fury, as we have experienced in our own nation in the aftermath of hurricanes and tornadoes, devastates communities. But Mother Nature’s worst pales when compared to the disasters created by man’s furyand folly.


Of Human Life
John F. Kavanaugh
Pope and Abbot
Christopher J. Ruddy
The Ordinary Way of Benedict
Dolores R. Leckey
Silent Tsunamis
Kenneth Hackett
Believe Me if You Like
James Martin, SJ
Woodys World
Robert E. Lauder

Books and Culture

They Belong Together
Richard M. Gula
What does going to Mass on Sunday have to do with going to work on Monday?
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

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