The National Catholic Review

May 19, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 17Whole No. 4816 Download PDF


The Silent Tsunami

Gigantic waves—like those that surged across the Indian Ocean in 2005 taking countless lives—are now sweeping through the poorest nations of the world.

Current Comment

Freedom for Christians


Jewish Views of Other Faiths
Gilbert S. Rosenthal

Pope Benedict XVI’s recent revision of the “Prayer for the Conversion of the Jews” in the Latin text of the 1962 Good Friday liturgy set off a wave of questioning by puzzled Catholics and anxious c

A Man of Independent Character
James T. Keane, Jim McDermott

When seven Jesuits arrived to set up shop at 32 Washington Square West on Feb.

Books and Culture

Always at His Side
George F. Giacomini, Jr.
This book is not what I expected.
A Christian- Secular Nation
David J. OBrien
John DiIulio's 'Godly Republic,' reviewed
A Freedom Under Fire
Vincent D. Rougeau
Martha Nussbaum's 'Liberty of Conscience,' reviewed

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Body of Christ
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
The Future of the Church in America
Hilaire Belloc
Faith in Focus
Here Comes My Baby
Michael V. Tueth
Hollywood's surprising focus on unplanned pregnancy
Lord of the Dance
Margaret Silf
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Book Keepers
John Nixon, Jr.