The National Catholic Review

November 27, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 17Whole No. 4754

Editorials

Current Comment
A Guest Comes, Christ ComesStealing a truck to go on a drunken bender in town is not a common occurrence in the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, a Benedictine community in Abiquiu, N.M.
The People's Business
The most obvious lesson of the 2006 elections, in which the Democratic Party became the majority party in both houses of Congress, is that the election was a referendum on the leadership of President

Articles

Friends of Mar Musa
John C. Haughey

Part of this story is about a man, Paolo Dall’Oglio, an Italian Jesuit in his early 50’s who felt called to work with Muslims while he was still in his early 20’s.

Admiring the Amish
Stephen J. Morgan
It was a crime against innocentshorrific and inexplicablethe kind that attracts worldwide attention and an outpouring of sympathy.
Jolted by Affluence
Thomas G. Casey

The location for this year’s Ryder Cup epitomized the triumph of profit in Ireland.

Books and Culture

Books
Military Monolith
Gene Roman
In October 1967 hundreds of thousands of college students and ordinary citizens gathered in Washington, D.C., to express their outrage about
Books
A Good Re-read
Ed Block
In an age habituated to sensationalism and big effects, an austere and nuanced novel like Isobel English’s Every Eyelike the work of
Books
As He Alone Sees' It
Robert F. Walch
Jason Robertsa contributor to The Village Voice, among other publicationsbecame curious about a certain Englishman named James Holman after

Columns and Departments

The Word
Patience as Waiting and Hoping
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
From Past to Future
Kathleen Hughes
Columns
Cloning for Missouri
John F. Kavanaugh
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Letters
Letters