The National Catholic Review

November 7, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 14Whole No. 4710


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.


Books and Culture

Travel to the Center
Olga Bonfiglio

Bruce Feiler is one American determined to find meaning in the terrorist attacks of Sept.

Progress of a Poet's Soul
Robert Bove

W. H. Auden - who, like T. S.

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

Light on Mystery
Anne Carr

This is a difficult book to classify.

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.

Good Knight
Richard A. Blake

"Nattering nabobs of negativism” was the phrase Spiro T.

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