The National Catholic Review

July 16, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 2Whole No. 4780 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Fools Errand?

Once more it appears that the United States, Israel, Palestine and their Arab neighbors might have a chance to make progress, if not toward peace, then at least toward alleviati

Green Renaissance
Americans have finally accepted the need for "greener" living.

Articles

Benedict XVI: Peacemaker
Drew Christiansen
From 2007, Drew Christiansen, S.J., on Pope Benedict's unexpected success as a diplomat
What Ever Happened to Ireland?
Andrew M. Greeley
The Irish haven't lost their faith, just their willingness to bow to church authority.
The Partial-Birth Decision
Ellen K. Boegel

Media reaction to the recent United States Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the federal ban on partial-birth abortion reflected unfortunate confusion concerning the legitim

Books and Culture

Books
Let U$ Entertain You
Franklin Freeman
The two key words in the title of David Mamets new book, Bambi vs.
Books
Home, Along the Rahway River
James S. Torrens
As soon as I began to read the very first of these poems by John Hennessy, “Signing the Kills,” I had to get out a map of the New Jersey
Books
The Coming 'Eurabia'?
John Coughlan
A review of Philip Jenkins's book on Europe and Islam

Columns and Departments

The Word
Both Mary and Martha
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Surprising Teachings on Prayer
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Rebuilding Christs Church
Martin Pable
Even among the rocks, we must learn to care and not to care.
Columns
Big Dreams, Daily Details
Margaret Silf
'So what are you going to do next?'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Maurice Timothy Reidy
Letters
Letters