The National Catholic Review

June 19, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 21Whole No. 4737


Current Comment

A German Pope at Auschwitz

At 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 appeared.

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.


Books and Culture

Religion and Policy
Gene Roman
Religious faith exerts a powerful influence on life in the United States and throughout the world.
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, a
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
Who Then Is This?
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
The Generosity of Jesus
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Prayer and Pain
Frank Moan
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Brian Doyle
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