The National Catholic Review

July 2, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 1Whole No. 4779 Download PDF


Current Comment

The Pope and the President

Independence Day
July 4, 2007 should be an occasion for citizens to reclaim government from the forces that threaten to capture and corrupt it.


American and Catholic
William Bole

A few clicks into a Google search of “Professor David J.

The Role of International Moral Authority in Iraq
Cornelius F. Murphy, Jr.

In wrestling with the moral challenge presented by the conflict in Iraq, those who invoke the principles of just-war theory should also consider the landmark encyclical of John XXIII, Pacem in T

Honest Patriotism
Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

The congregational council of Detroits Bethel Evangelical Church appropriated $5 in the spring of 1918 for the purchase of an American flag to be displayed in the church sanctuary.

Books and Culture

Getting Personal
Doris Donnelly
Instead of writing this review, I wish I could send readers a copy of The View From Castle Rock. If that seems like an over-the-top e
Two Sides of the Same Coin
Robert Reilly
A review of an anthology of Thomas Merton's writings
Gypsy Poet, Exiled
Tom Deignan
Several years ago I was in Rocky Sullivans pub on Lexington Avenue in New York City for one of their famed literary readings.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Who Is Your Neighbor?
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Follow the Leader
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Behind the Security Wall
Maria Leonard
A witness to the slow death of a people
Faith in Focus
Israels Rebel Rabbi
Robert Hirschfield
Invoking the Torah, a rabbi defends the rights of Palestinians to preserve their homes.
Three Amigos
John F. Kavanaugh
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Dennis M. Linehan
Writing on Air
Paul Martin

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James Martin, S.J., Associate Editor In a way, both of my summertime recommendations are about searching for something
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