The National Catholic Review

November 27, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 17Whole No. 4754


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 George W. Bush.


Friends of Mar Musa
John C. Haughey
Admiring the Amish
Stephen J. Morgan
Jolted by Affluence
Thomas G. Casey

Books and Culture

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
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
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
Cloning for Missouri
John F. Kavanaugh
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen