The National Catholic Review

February 9, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 4Whole No. 4639


Mentally Ill Prisoners

Rampant mental illness in jails and prisons combines two forms of suffering for offenders: the illness itself and having to endure it behind bars. The sheer magnitude of the problem is shocking.


The Hard Lessons of Kakuma
David Hollenbach

You will not find Kakuma on most world maps. It is a small town in northwestern Kenya, located in the desert where anthropologists hypothesize the human race began.

The Marriage Debate: More Than a Gay Issue
Michael J. McManus

America’s Catholic bishops have taken on a cause that can win broad public supportfighting to support marriage, as Bishop J. Kevin Boland of Savannah put it at the annual fall meeting of the U.S.

New Steps to Protect the Children
Kathleen McChesney

In an unprecedented undertaking, from June 3 through Oct.

Books and Culture

Where They Stand
Katarina M. Schuth
With clarity and candor, Dean Hoge, a professor in the department of sociology at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.
Venerable Immigrant
Cyprian Davis
Pierre Toussaint was born a slave in Haiti on the Bérard plantation, known as L’Artibonite.
Lovers in the Ruins
Richard A. Blake
Cold Mountain adds significance to its shopworn narrative with several brilliant scenes that have only marginal relation

Columns and Departments

The Word
Blessings and Curses
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
A Catholic Among the Amish
Brian B. Pinter
Cherishing the Time of Our Lives
Ellen Rufft
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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