The National Catholic Review

April 2, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 12Whole No. 4769


Current Comment
Double StandardsZimbabwe is a failed state. Its strongman, Robert Mugagbe, has ruled since 1980; and his Big Man style of governance has turned a country that was once the breadbasket of southern Africa into a hungry wasteland.
Washington and Schools
As presidents, neither George Washington nor Abraham Lincoln spent time worrying about schools. Since the Constitution did not assign care for education to the federal government, that became the states’ concern.


Crown of the Year
Don Saliers
The Most Infallible Sign
James Martin, SJ
Seeing, Tasting, Telling
Michael A. Signer
A Perfect End
Robert A. Krieg
In a Single Bed
Joan Sauro

Books and Culture

Holy,' Indeed
Gary A. Anderson

Christian tradition has not been kind to the Jewish claim to the land of Israel.

Fragile Overtures
Peter Heinegg

Back in 1978, on the way to his bar mitzvah, a funny thing happened to Jeffrey Goldberg, now Washington correspondent for The New Yorker: he

Journey Toward Peace
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy

A gem among the sayings of the desert fathers has Abba Lot coming to Abba Joseph and saying: As much as I am able, I keep my little rule and

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Pivotal Day

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
The Resurrection of the Body

Laura Sheahen

Cleansing the Soul

Terry Golway

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Karen Sue Smith