The National Catholic Review

June 5, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 20Whole No. 4736


Current Comment

The Commencement Season

Truth From Surprising Places

The recent letter from Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to President George W. Bush raises an important question: Does an interlocutor have to have clean hands in order for his or her words to be worthy of consideration?


Fiction Trumps Fact
Maurice Timothy Reidy
Saints or Assassins?
James Martin, SJ
The Schwenkfelder Code
Peter C. Erb

Books and Culture

The Shame of France
Peter Heinegg
As an émigrée born in Kiev (1903), one of the world epicenters of Jew-hatred, Irène Némirovsky may have been a fatalist about the rising
Pass It On
Denise Lardner Carmody
I like this book. And this troubles me.
He Believes
Franco Mormando
A memoir written by someone not quite a public figure and still a rather young man may not seem compelling to the general population, but

Columns and Departments

The Word
God With Us and for Us
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Covenant Sacrifice
Daniel J. Harrington
It's Your Funeral
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Erin Murphy
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