The National Catholic Review

July 3, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 1Whole No. 4738

Editorials

Current Comment
Havoc in East Timor

Despite the efforts of peacekeepers from Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and Malaysia, violence continues to wreak havoc in East Timorone of Asia’s poorest countries.

July 4, 2006: Unfinished Business

Independence Day celebrations take place in other nations around the world, but for the citizens of the United States the Fourth of July has a distinctive dimension.

Sanctions for Evil
A tragic irony of the war in Iraq is that it is a Marine Corps unit that is suspected of the largest single atrocity so far reported there.

Articles

The Nuclear Impasse With Iran
John Steinbruner
For most of the past several months, the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program has largely been a theatrical collision of highly antagonistic political attitudes with political leaders in both the Unite
The Honor of It All
Joseph J. Gallagher

It was just 40 years ago this spring that the documents of the Second Vatican Council first appeared in English translation.

Books and Culture

Books
Philip's Complaint
Peter Heinegg
No, Everyman, and [if] thou be once there Thou mayst never more come here, Trust me verily.
Books
Faith and Freedom
R. Bentley Anderson
Jon Meacham, managing editor of Newsweek and author of the bestselling book Franklin and Winston, states in American Gospel
Books
Ahmads Plot
George W. Hunt
John Updike has written a contemporary thriller, a first for him (after publishing 50 fiction and non-fiction books) and a pleasant surpr
Television
The Year in TV
James Martin, SJ
Over the Memorial Day weekend I visited a friend who lives with his large family and who owns, improbably, a horse--a retired police horse,

Columns and Departments

The Word
Rejected Prophets
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Count Your Blessings!
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Mysterious Tools
Karl Bjorn Erickson
Columns
The Old and the New
Margaret Silf
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Letters
Letters