The National Catholic Review

August 13, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 4Whole No. 4782 Download PDF


Current Comment


Connecting, Disconnecting
To connect with God, it is sometimes necessary to disconnect.


Jerusalem, 1967-2007
Drew Christiansen
In a special issue marking the 40th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, America offers several perspectives on the city and its history.
A Voice From East Jerusalem
Claudette Habesch

Editors Note: East Jerusalem, often called by journalists Arab East Jerusalem, has been for centuries the heart of Palestinian life.

Place of Divine Encounter
Drew Christiansen

The late John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 came as the culmination of the pope’s two- and-a-half decades of religious peacemaking.

Jerusalem in Jewish Consciousness
Gerald M. Meister

The city of Jerusalem has been forever linked to a sense of Jewish identity.


Books and Culture

Designing Life
John F. Kavanaugh
Why we should think twice about genetic engineering
The Coming of Kidults
William J. Byron
I found myself rooting for this book as I went through the early pages.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Fire, Baptism and Division
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Who Will Be Saved?
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Dignity in Division
Daniel Levy
Creative, practical solutions do exist.
Faith in Focus
A Plan for a Workable Jerusalem
Ghaith Al-Omari
Faith in Focus
A Familys Ignatian Journey
Lisa Kelly
Beyond the American dream
Faith in Focus
The Churchs Changing Face
Andrew M. Greeley
Colombia, an Unusual Poster Child
Maryann Cusimano Love
'The church's peacebuilding work goes forward, bearing fruit.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Miss Vera Speaks
Jenn Cavanaugh

Web Only

  Five Questions for Andrew Greeley
Maurice Timothy Reidy
In the August 13-20 edition of America, Father Andrew Greeley writes about American Catholics Today, a recent sociological study that seeks to gauge what elements of Catholicism are most important to people in the pews. For more than three quarters of respondents, helping the poor, the Resurrection, the sacraments and Mary were very important. At the bottom of the list were abortion, teaching authority, death penalty and celibate male clergy, Father Greeley writes. He agreed to discuss his article with America by email. What does this study say about what you have called the "Catholic imagination?