The National Catholic Review

July 31, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 3Whole No. 4740


Current Comment
Disproportionate and CounterproductiveThe Middle East is ablaze again.
Refugees in Peril
Forced from their homes by armed conflicts, political unrest and human rights abuses, refugees and asylum seekers throughout the world continue their painful search for safety.


Ignatius Special Way of Proceeding
John W. OMalley

Every culture tends to harbor stereotypes of what a saint is supposed to be like and tends to fit the individual into a mold that may be misleading or one-sided.

The Corporate University
Wilson D. Miscamble

The commercialization or “corporatization” of American higher education has dramatically changed the character and conduct of colleges and universities over the past quarter century.

Faiths Call to Justice
Dennis Hamm

In an earlier issue of America (3/27), I discussed three New Testament passages that are often used to argue for a separation of faith from public life: “The poor you will always h

Reforming the System
Lois Spear

The inhumane treatment of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad shocked and puzzled Americans.

Neighborly, Reflective, Committed
Matthew Weiner
In the city of Ground Zero, what are Muslims saying about cartoons? When I ask the question to Muslim friends, they tell me stories I wish more people could hear.
Actions of Hope
Frank Cunningham
On my fifth day at the project, I was asked to work with the carpenters who were refitting and expanding tool bins on 18-foot flatbed trailers.

Books and Culture

Money Over People
Gerald F. Cavanagh
Layoffs and Their Consequences
Search and Witness
Mary Claire Ryan
Whenever I assign a book by Charles Curran in a moral theology course, my students’ first questions are always: Have you met him?
He Prefers This Life
James S. Torrens
This fine new collection by the distinguished poet Jack Gilbert looks back on the pleasures of many years with what he calls “a tough hap
Gentle Into That Good Night
Richard A. Blake
Dr. T. J.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Transfiguration as Christophany
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Spiritual Hunger and the Bread of Life
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Christ, Come Quickly
Thomas H. Stahel
A Nation of Idol-Worshipers
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen