The National Catholic Review

January 29, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 3Whole No. 4760 Download PDF


Current Comment
The Baghdad ExecutionsThe execution of Saddam Hussein by hanging on Dec.
All the President's Men
Many nursery rhymes began as coded verse that once circulated among the dissenting populace under autocratic rulers. A number of famous verses date to the Tudor monarchy.


A Soldier's Decision
Michael Griffin
Since the war in Iraq began, we at the Catholic Peace Fellowship have heard from more than 1,000 soldiers.
How Unconditional Is the Right to Life?
Blase J. Cupich

Is the right to life unconditional in all circumstances, or can it be forfeited by criminal behavior or advancing age?

Trent and Vernacular Liturgy
John W. OMalley

The so-called Tridentine liturgy is once again in the news, with Italian newspapers reporting rumors about a forthcoming papal indult that would loosen limits on the practice.

Jesuit Journeys
The Editors

"The Great Divorce”

Books and Culture

Forever Deadlocked?
Edward McGlynn Gaffney, Jr.
Two societiesIsraeli and Palestiniancoexist in one land.
Incredible Hulk
George W. Hunt
Michael Lewis is a splendid and exceptional writer.
From These Ashes
John B. Breslin
Postapocalyptic novels were once popular, back in the last millennium, when we all worried about the Bomb and what it might do to us.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Dynamics of Discipleship
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
I Need a JobAny Job!
Stephanie Ratcliffe
Everyday Epiphanies
Margaret Silf
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Massage Therapist
Kathy Coffey