The National Catholic Review

March 12, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 9Whole No. 4766


Current Comment
An Anglican Schism?

Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, faces an almost impossible challenge.

The Libby Trial
The 12 jurors responsible for deciding the fate of I. Lewis Libby Jr., former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, faced a perplexing task. Mr.


Criminals All?
Robert Joe Stout
Last May in Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s poorest states, members of the national teachers’ union began a strike for higher salaries, which led to an encampment in the city’s central square.
The Disabled Jesus
Elizabeth R. Schiltz
I know something about hope, enough at least to know what Senator Bill Frist meant when he said during a debate on funding embryonic stem cell research: If your daughter has diabetes, if your father h
At Home With Religion
Michael Sean Winters
Senator Barack Obama, who announced his candidacy for the U.S presidency on Feb. 10, has been lauded time and again for his remarkable charisma.

Books and Culture

For the sake of...?
Kevin O'Neil
Two churchmen made headlines in 2006 with their comments about mandatory celibacy for Latin rite Catholic priests.
Radical Expressions'
Charles R. Morris
De gustibus non est disputandum is a snippet of medieval wisdom mostly honored in the breach, as evidenced by Michael Kammen’s Vis
Fantasies Abounding
Richard A. Blake
Viktor Frankenstein created the Monster. Walt Disney created Walt Disney, but the outcome was pretty much the same.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Repentance and Forgiveness
Daniel J. Harrington
Renew-ing Theology on Tap
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Maurice Timothy Reidy