The National Catholic Review

July 31, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 3Whole No. 4740


Current Comment

Disproportionate and Counterproductive

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. According to the 2006 World Refugee Survey, released recently by the nonprofit U.S.


Books and Culture

Money Over People
Gerald F. Cavanagh

Louis Uchitelle, a veteran New York Times reporter, examines the human costs of focusing on short-term financial gains and globalization—

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


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