The National Catholic Review

August 14, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 4Whole No. 4741


Sowing the Wind
In its short modern history, Lebanon has been brutalized by both its neighbors and its own internal divisions.
Current Comment
Immigration and AssimilationAmerican Catholics, long thought of as a church of immigrants, continue to see their numbers augmented by an influx of new Americans.


A Symphony of Church Life
Vincent Gragnani
A rainy November evening finds three dozen people gathered for prayer at the Cabrini Center for Nursing in Manhattan’s East Village.
Gazas Summer Rains
Donald J. Moore

It is hazardous to write about current events in the Holy Land, since they change rapidly and publication dates are distant.

Learning From El Salvador's Poor
Dean Brackley
How did you happen to go to the University of Central America?
The Human Costs of War
Michael La Civita
The refugee camp at Dbayeh, founded in the early 1950s north of Beirut--once housed thousands of Palestinian refugees, most of whom lived in Christian villages in Galilee.
Moral Implications
Gregory John Mansour

The political aspects of the present war in Lebanon seem to be the focus of much reporting. The moral implications, however, are just as important.

Where the Laity Flourish
Allan Figueroa Deck

One of the strongest and most distinctive features of U.S. Catholicism is the central place parishes play in the church’s life.

Books and Culture

The Passing of a Giant
Lawrence S. Cunningham
At the insistent urging of a motel clerk near the Minneapolis airport a few years ago, I took the motel shuttle to that temple of America
On the State of World Affairs
John Coughlan
When Europeans criticize President George W.

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Call to Decision
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Wisdoms Banquet
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
The Way Things Are Going
Valerie Schultz
Seen as in a Mirror
Margaret Silf
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Capital Punishment
Philip Horner