The National Catholic Review

March 19, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 10Whole No. 4767


Current Comment
Noahs DinosaursDuring eight days last September, 16-year-old Matthew LaClair carried a concealed tape recorder to his 11th-grade American history class at Kearny High School in Kearny, N.J. He recorded any comments about religion made by his teacher, 38-year-old David Paszkiewicz.
In the long march of freedom, revolutions one day are blocked by counterrevolutions that shift the aim of government from liberty to order. England’s Glorious Revolution was followed by the restoration of the British monarchy, and the French Revolution by the conservative Concert of Europe.


Toward Immigration Reform
J. Kevin Appleby
Saving the Jordan
Emily L. Hauser
Touching the Fabric of Life
George M. Anderson
The Fence
Janett L. Grady
Longing for a Pentecostal Church
John Jay Hughes

Mindful of JoyFew RebukesInterpreting Scripture, Moral Issues

Iraq Now. Iran Next?
John F. Kavanaugh

Books and Culture

A More Fitting Image
George W. Hunt

The cover for this delightful collection of interconnected essays is the famous photo taken in 1932 of 11 ironworkers enjoying a relaxed

Stand by to Stand by'
George Lensing

Comparing himself to Flannery O’Connor, the novelist Walker Percy describes himself as a writer of the Catholic perspective in the 20th cent

Ties That Dont Bind
Joseph J. Feeney

Poor, dear, old Mother Machree: in these nine stories she’s long dead and buried, God rest her and keep her.

Richard A. Blake

Trust receives no flag-draped coffin, no posthumous medals and stirring eulogies, but it has ever been a tragic casualty of war, and we have

Columns and Departments

The Word
Three Great Lenten Themes

Daniel J. Harrington

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Joseph A. O'Hare