The National Catholic Review

October 25, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 12Whole No. 4667


Exit From Hell

How long, O Lord, how long? As blood continues to flow, this prayer must be daily on the lips of both Israelis and Palestinians.


Observations on Abortion and Politics
John Langan

For the last generation, no issue has generated more sustained controversy, and none has produced more anguished appeals to conscience than has abortion.

A Catholic Family Story
Patrick J. Ryan

Excommunication is much in the news these days.

Bernard M. Daly

If science and technology are left totally free, mankind can achieve an enhanced, transhuman future, rid of all pain and even free of death except by choice.

A Moral Vote?
John F. Kavanaugh

Four months ago I wrote in this column that I needed some reasons to vote for one of the two big shots in this election.

Books and Culture

Mass Killer
Robert F. Walch
The influenza pandemic that erupted in 1918 was unlike any other disaster in history.
Throw Away the Key?
George M. Anderson
For those interested in the world of incarceration in the United States, Criminal Justice: Retribution vs.
Brutal Realist
Tom Deignan
In 1999, the Modern Library joined the frenzy for Best of lists, naming the top 100 English-language novels of the 20th century.

Columns and Departments

The Word
I Long to Be in That Number
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Make Yourself at Home
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Taste of Faith
Hugh Gallagher
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