The National Catholic Review

January 30, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 3Whole No. 4719

Editorials

The Vatican Instruction on Priestly Formation
There has been a notably wide variety of interpretations from Catholic leaders of the Vatican instruction, published on Nov. 29, concerning the admission of gay men to orders.

Articles

Torturous Thoughts
John F. Kavanaugh
Curing, Caring and Coping
Daniel Callahan
Preying on the Margins
Mary Ellen Dougherty
When Less Is More
Leo J. ODonovan

Books and Culture

Culture
History and Language
Paul Mariani
How to approach—I mean adequately approach—the devastating reality of Ground Zero from Ground Zero?
Books
Woman Apostle
Karen A. Barta
Everything about this book is elegant.
Film
East Is East and...
Richard A. Blake
Syriana provides a valuable insight, one of those “Aha!” moments.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Serving the Noblest Cause
Daniel J. Harrington
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Poem
On the Death of Your Middle Son
Alana Merritt Mahaffey
Letters
Letters