November 7, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 14Whole No. 4710

Editorials

The Shame of Torture
The logjam of denials about the torture and abuse of prisoners in U.S. detention sites in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo has finally been broken. Capt.

Articles

The Catholic Church in China
Betty Ann Maheu

Mark, a Russian journalist, comes every year to the Holy Spirit Study Centre in Hong Kong for an update on the Catholic Church in China.

Books and Culture

Books
Don't Box Him In
Doris Donnelly
If she were a name-dropper, Jane Kopas might tell us that she and Pope John XXIII agree about many things.
Books
Travel to the Center
Olga Bonfiglio
Bruce Feiler is one American determined to find meaning in the terrorist attacks of Sept.
Books
Progress of a Poet's Soul
Robert Bove
W. H. Audenwho, like T. S.
Books
The Key Link
Joseph A. Bracken
Anne Hunt, an Australian Catholic theologian and author of several previous books on the doctrine of the Trinity, aims in this book “to e
Books
Light on Mystery
Anne Carr
This is a difficult book to classify.
Film
Good Knight
Richard A. Blake
"Nattering nabobs of negativism” was the phrase Spiro T.
Television
Life on Mars
Jim McDermott
In the sugarplum candyland of Neptune, Calif., the high school student Veronica Mars had it all--smarts, a cute boyfriend, a stable nucle

Columns and Departments

The Word
Use It or Lose It!
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Dodging Traffic
Mary Moloney Haggerty
Faith in Focus
Correspondence of a Foundress
John W. Donohue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Letters
Letters