The National Catholic Review

February 5, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 4Whole No. 4761


What Price Diversity?
Fifty-three years ago, the moral issue that most preoccupied the national conscience was not posed by a misbegotten war abroad but by racial discrimination against African-American school children at
Current Comment
Hispanics, Immigration and the WarAbove any other concern, it was the Iraq warspecifically, the U.S.


A Time to Ponder
Ladislas Orsy

More than 40 years have passed since Nov.

Building Inclusive Communities
Daniel S. Mulhall
The population of the United States reached 300 million in October 2006, tripling in size in less than 100 years (in 1915 the population was 100 million).
A Necessary Dialogue
John Borelli

The surprise and happy outcome of the papal visit to Turkey in late November might best be summarized in the pope’s own words to Ali Bardakoglu, head of Turkey’s department of religious affairs: “T

Books and Culture

Part of the Divine Plan?
Pheme Perkins
Professor Bart Ehrman, chair of the religious studies department at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), has written a widely use
She Plants Trees
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
No one’s life runs a straight course. There are arrows and roadblocks and turns we take that influence the subsequent journey.
Lets Face It
Daniel J. Harrington
In the past few years we have been exposed to displays of moral evil (9/11/01) and natural catastrophes (the tsunami in 2004, hurricanes
What If...?
Richard A. Blake
Suppose Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib are not merely momentary aberrations, but rather preludes to even stronger responses to the threat of t

Columns and Departments

The Word
True Happiness
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
The Poet of the Return to God
Patricia Schnapp
Repairing Bodies, Rebuilding Lives
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue