The National Catholic Review

December 11, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 19Whole No. 4756


Current Comment

Intolerant Secularism

Out of the Tar Pit

"We can’t pull out; we can’t win. Like a tar pit, Iraq has trapped the United States. If American troops remain there, few observers expect things to get better; and they may well grow worse.


All Heated Up
Elizabeth Kolbert
An Interview With Elizabeth Kolbert
The New Nuclear Danger
David Cortright

Books and Culture

'A Dispiriting Tale'
John F. Haught
The cosmos of natural science today moves on a scale unimaginable to ancient prophets, evangelists and makers of creeds.
'Patterns of Relationship'
Lisa Sowle Cahill
This long-awaited work by America’s leading Catholic feminist theological ethicist, Margaret A.
A Birth for All Seasons
John P. McCarthy
The idea that Hollywood has found religion gets a boost from The Nativity Story, touted by its distributor, New Line Cinema, as th

Columns and Departments

The Word
Joy in the Lord
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Fidelity to God
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
Bea Broder-Oldach
Faith in Focus
Living Between Memory and Longing
John R. Donahue
The Titans Speak
Terry Golway
Kneeling at the Cradle
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Brad Reynolds
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