The National Catholic Review

July 16, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 2Whole No. 4780 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Fools Errand?

Once more it appears that the United States, Israel, Palestine and their Arab neighbors might have a chance to make progress, if not toward peace, then at least toward alleviating the oppressive effects of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.

Green Renaissance
Americans have finally accepted the need for "greener" living.

Articles

Benedict XVI: Peacemaker
Drew Christiansen
What Ever Happened to Ireland?
Andrew M. Greeley
The Partial-Birth Decision
Ellen K. Boegel

Criticism of the Supreme Court shows confusion about the role of religious values in a democratic society.

Books and Culture

Books
Let U$ Entertain You
Franklin Freeman

The two key words in the title of David Mamets new book, Bambi vs.

Books
Home, Along the Rahway River
James S. Torrens

As soon as I began to read the very first of these poems by John Hennessy, “Signing the Kills,” I had to get out a map of the New Jersey

Books
The Coming 'Eurabia'?
John Coughlan

A review of Philip Jenkins's book on Europe and Islam

Columns and Departments

The Word
Both Mary and Martha

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
Surprising Teachings on Prayer

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
Rebuilding Christs Church

Martin Pable

Columns
Big Dreams, Daily Details

Margaret Silf

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Maurice Timothy Reidy

Letters
Letters