The National Catholic Review

October 23, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 12Whole No. 4749


National Security Debate
As we approach the November midterm Congressional elections, most of official Washington has gone into recess.
Current Comment
Witness of MercyNickel Mines, a small farming town in Lancaster County, Pa., has been a place of both human grief and divine grace this month.


Witnessing by Prayer
John Borelli
Twenty-seven years after Pope John XXIII announced to the cardinals that he would call an ecumenical council, another pope announced that he would consult with world religious leaders to organize with
The Fertile Universe
George V. Coyne

What is the status of the Big Bang theory today? 

Remembering Assisi After 20 Years
William F. Murphy

Twenty years ago, Pope John Paul II convened what has become one of the more significant symbolic and substantive events of his eventful pontificate. On Oct.

Books and Culture

An Event to Experience
William J. Collinge
As the generation that fought World War II began to pass from the scene, a proliferation of memoirs, oral histories and similar works appear
The Lessons They Teach
Chris Byrd
When Michael Dirda took this summer off, discerning readers of The Washington Post Book World were most likely disappointed.
Guilty Bystander
Doris Donnelly
The distinguished political scientist and historian Jan Gross nails the title of his book with one word: fear. This is not the first time.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Following Jesus on the Way
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Dons Last Mass
Ellen Rufft
Resurrection Politics
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Dennis M. Linehan