The National Catholic Review

November 19, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 16Whole No. 4548


Torture Today

Amnesty International’s wide-ranging report, Torture Worldwide, was issued last fall, but it remains sadly current as new accounts of torture continue to come to light through Amnesty and other organizations, like Human Rights Watch.


Books and Culture

Presence and Absence
Glenn Ambrose

Louis-Marie Chauvet, professor of sacramental theology at the Institut Catholique in Paris, is not widely known this side of the Atlantic

It's a Hard-Knock Life'
Claire Shaeffer-Duffy

It was 1998, the Welfare Reform Bill had just passed and the writer Barbara Ehrenreich wanted to know how the four million women about to

The Mosque Next Door
Francis X. Clooney, SJ

The Sri Lakshmi Temple is a popular center for the worship of the goddess Lakshmi, known for her graciousness and generosity.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Fit for a King

John R. Donahue

Faith in Focus
True Confession

Mary Sherry

An Unexpected Source of Consolation

Thomas J. McCarthy

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson


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