The National Catholic Review

August 28, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 5Whole No. 4742


Current Comment

Prisons in Latin America

Raising the Minimum Wage

Nowhere in the United States is it possible for a full-time worker earning the minimum wage to rent a one-bedroom apartment at market rates. Despite this shameful reality, Congress has again balked at increasing the minimum wage from its present $5.15 an hourunchanged since 1997.

Books and Culture

Terror Bombing
Justus George Lawler

Winston Churchill launched Operation Gomorrah, ordering high-explosive and incendiary bombs to be dropped on the city of Hamburg on July

Faith in Action
J. Bryan Hehir

This volume, exquisitely edited by Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., is a superb contribution to Catholic social ethics and will undoubtedly serve a

Group Discussion
Thomas J. Massaro

Can anyone seriously doubt that sustained reflection on the topic of peacemaking is among the most urgent tasks facing humankind?

God's Worldliness
Gloria L. Schaab

In his poem God’s Grandeur, Gerard Manley Hopkins calls it the dearest freshness deep down things; and in his Book of Pilgrimage,

Films That Move and Provoke
Jim McDermott

March of the Penguins quietly took mainstream America by storm last year with its surprisingly dramatic story of emperor

Columns and Departments

The Word
True Religion

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
Gods Love for the Poor

Daniel J. Harrington

Labor's Love Lost

John F. Kavanaugh

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson


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