June 19, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 21Whole No. 4737

Editorials

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
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.

Articles

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.
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.

Books and Culture

Books
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
Books
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
Film
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
Poem
Grief
Brian Doyle
Letters
Letters