The National Catholic Review

June 9, 2008

Vol. 198 No. 19Whole No. 4818 Download PDF


Current Comment

Barriers or Bridges?

The Duty to Protect

For many days now, British, French and American ships loaded with relief supplies have been sitting off Myanmar’s coast, waiting for permission to enter that country’s ports. The aid is urgently needed.


Lost Nation
J. Kevin Appleby

The plight of five million displaced Iraqis

The Forgotten
Pierre de Charentenay

Is there a future for Christianity in Iraq?

A Theologian in Town Hall
Georgia Masters Keightley

How a small-town mayor implemented Catholic social teaching

Books and Culture

A Wider Heart
Kathleen Feeley

The world stands out on either side/No wider than the heart is wide.   —“Renascence” Edna St. Vincent Millay

Affording Old Age
Myles N. Sheehan

The challenges of living a long life

A Desperate Reality
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy

A Palestinian mystery, reviewed

Columns and Departments

The Word
Thinking Small and Big

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
A Loving and Caring God

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
The Foley Poets: An Encomium

James S. Torrens

Faith in Focus
Walking Through the Rainbow

Leo J. O'Donovan

Destruction in Myanmar

Maryann Cusimano Love

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen


Michael F. Suarez


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Maurice Timothy Reidy
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