The National Catholic Review

October 9, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 10Whole No. 4747


Current Comment

As Others See Us

Clash or Conversation?

Those who take an apocalyptic view of the campaign against international terrorism like to cite the historian Samuel Huntington’s prediction of a "clash of civilizations." Commentators sympathetic to this view applauded Pope Benedict XVI’s address at the University of Regensburg on Sept. 12.


Alien or Allied Muslims?
John F. Kavanaugh
When the Church Calls
Edward P. Hahnenberg
Sites of Conscience
George M. Anderson

Books and Culture

Liberated by the Word
Wayne A. Holst

The North Atlantic captivity of the church is drawing to an end. The center of Christian gravity is undeniably shifting southward.

God's Beautiful Lessons
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell

To read Thirst, Mary Oliver’s most recent book of poems, is to feel gratitude for the simple fact of being alive.

Facing a Fragmented Church
Paul Wilkes

In the highly charged and fertile theological world out of which Vatican II was born, there was widespread agreement that the Catholic Ch

People, Get (More) Serious
Daniel Levine

Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, at Boston College, has written a sharp indictment of the

Caught at the Crossroads
Paul J. Contino

Alice McDermott’s new novel, After This, vividly, often heart-rendingly portrays roughly 25 years (up through 1977) in the lives o

The Devil, You Say?
Daniel J. Harrington

If asked “Who is Satan?” most of us might give an answer something like this: Satan or the Devil is the fallen angel who persuaded Adam a

Columns and Departments

The Word
Surprising Teachings About Money

Daniel J. Harrington

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Patricia A. Kossmann