The National Catholic Review

March 11, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 8Whole No. 4561


Refugees on Hold

A sharp cutoff in refugee admissions represents one of the lesser noted repercussions of September’s terrorist attacksa repercussion with dangerous ramifications for the more than 20,000 refugees w


Child Marriage in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Andrew Bushell

Entering the Kacha Ghari Afghan refugee camp, filled as it is with mud buildings reinforced by straw and dung baked to a brown-pink terra-cotta by the harsh Central Asian sunlight, is like walking

The Priest-Pastor As C.E.O.
Robert Kress

Many people talk about the priest as acting in persona Christi, in the person of Christ. But so do all the baptized. They act in the person of Christ in various ways, as Paul emphasizes.

Books and Culture

Books on Bible
Daniel J. Harrington
The Oxford Bible Commentary

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Gift of Life at Death's Door
John R. Donahue
Of Cobwebs and Kin
Valerie Schultz
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Our readers