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

David O'Brien, Catholic historian and social analyst, retires.

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

Suggestions for a way out of the impasse

Honest Patriotism
Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

A distinguished Protestant theologian reflects on the spirit of liberty.

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

Faith in Focus
Israels Rebel Rabbi

Robert Hirschfield

Three Amigos

John F. Kavanaugh

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Dennis M. Linehan

Writing on Air

Paul Martin


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