The National Catholic Review

August 29, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 5Whole No. 4701


Labor Day

Abusive labor practices continue to plague workers here and around the worlda circumstance that should give pause to those fortunate enough to earn comfortable incomes for themselves and their families.


Books and Culture

Measuring Up
Marie Anne Mayeski
The question that forms the title of Michael Crosby’s work reveals the perspective from which he approaches the situation of contemporary
In a Fog
Mary Donnarumma Sharnick
The best-selling novelist and semiotician Umberto Eco now applies his considerable skill to the matter of identity.
Still Struggling
Franklin Freeman
Anne Lamott strews many bitter and distracting political asides throughout her new book of essays, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Columns and Departments

The Word
None of My Business!
Dianne Bergant
The Word
How Often Must I Forgive?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
A Healing in Haiti
Karen Rushen
Dumping Arms
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ