The National Catholic Review

June 19, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 21Whole No. 4737


Toward More Intelligent Intelligence
The need to expand and better integrate the resources of the U.S. intelligence community was one of the central recommendations of the admirably bipartisan 9/11 commission.
Current Comment
A German Pope at AuschwitzAt the close of Pope Benedict XVI’s prayers at the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Poland, storm clouds overhead gave way to sunshine and, improbably, a rainbow


Pushed to the Periphery
Michael Hirst
Christianity has a rich cultural seam in the Middle East. On the first Pentecost, when the disciples were blessed with tongues to tell the good news, one of the languages spoken was Arabic.
The Ecumenical Landscape
Thomas Ryan

"I take on as my primary task the duty to work tirelessly to rebuild the full and visible unity of all Christ’s followers,” said Benedict XVI in his first message after being elected.

Cloning, by Whatever Name, Smells Bad
John F. Kavanaugh
In this column I want to make three points. First, various state initiatives are rushing to fund embryonic stem cell research and therapeutic cloning.

Books and Culture

And Proud of It
David Pinault
The authors of this book set out to correct what they describe as a widespread American perception that, in effect, Islam treats women, at b
Religion and Policy
Gene Roman
Religious faith exerts a powerful influence on life in the United States and throughout the world.The Center for Moral Clarity, establish
Broken Code
Richard A. Blake
In all probability more people have read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code in its Farsi translation than have read all my publicatio

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Generosity of Jesus
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Who Then Is This?
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Prayer and Pain
Frank Moan
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Brian Doyle