The National Catholic Review

August 14, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 4Whole No. 4741

Editorials

Current Comment

Immigration and Assimilation

Sowing the Wind

In its short modern history, Lebanon has been brutalized by both its neighbors and its own internal divisions. Syria, the Palestinians, Hezbollah, Israel and the country’s own religious militias all have inflicted blows on the small Mediterranean state.

Articles

Where the Laity Flourish
Allan Figueroa Deck
A Symphony of Church Life
Vincent Gragnani
Gazas Summer Rains
Donald J. Moore
Learning From El Salvador's Poor
Dean Brackley

An interview with Dean Brackley

The Human Costs of War
Michael La Civita
Moral Implications
Gregory John Mansour

Books and Culture

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

Books
On the State of World Affairs
John Coughlan

When Europeans criticize President George W.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Wisdoms Banquet

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
A Call to Decision

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
The Way Things Are Going

Valerie Schultz

Columns
Seen as in a Mirror

Margaret Silf

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James Martin, SJ

Poem
Capital Punishment

Philip Horner

Letters
Letters

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