The National Catholic Review

June 9, 2008

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


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 ente

Current Comment

Barriers or Bridges?


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
Lost Nation
J. Kevin Appleby

One of the least reported stories of the Iraq war is the story of the humanitarian crisis it has spawned.

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
A Desperate Reality
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
A Palestinian mystery, reviewed
Affording Old Age
Myles N. Sheehan
The challenges of living a long life

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Loving and Caring God
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Thinking Small and Big
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
Olafur Eliasson's mist and mirrors
Destruction in Myanmar
Maryann Cusimano Love
'The government's response created a most unnatural disaster.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Michael F. Suarez

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  The Art of Olafur Eliasson
Maurice Timothy Reidy
An exhibit of the Danish artist Olafur Eliassons work is now on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan and will soon be traveli