The National Catholic Review

October 15, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 11Whole No. 4789 Download PDF


Current Comment

A Church in Qatar

'Jaw, Jaw,' Not 'War, War'
The visit of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, to the United Nations General Assembly in New York during the week of Sept. 23 presented a sad series of missed opportunities.


A Catholic Call To the Common Good
Alexia Kelly, John Gehring

Victor Hugo, the 19th-century French writer, famously remarked that nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

Farming With Junk
Kyle T. Kramer
At dawn I fired up my old Ford farm tractor. It is three years older than I am and the same age as my wife, who has weathered the decades far better than it has.
The Kingdom of God in the Time of AIDS
Michael Czerny

You have argued that we need to look beyond medicine in dealing with H.I.V. in Africa. Can you flesh out your position? 


It Starts in Mexico
Tim Padgett
Immigration reform is not domestic policy; its foreign policy.

Books and Culture

A Visit With Donald McCaig
Michael Fedo
I met the writer Donald McCaig a decade ago on a sheep farm he had created for himself near Williamsville, Va., (pop.
O Troubled Town of Bethlehem
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
A Middle Eastern murder mystery, reviewed
Its About Tradition
Thomas H. Groome
This is an important book for the crucial question it raises and its mode of response, as much as for how well it succeeds.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Persistence in Prayer
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
15 Minutes to Let God Lead
Thomas B. Curran
Walking with Francis de Sales and Ignatius Loyola
The Plight of G.M.
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James T. Keane

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