The National Catholic Review

September 25, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 8Whole No. 4745


Current Comment

Opening Church Doors

Welfare Reform at 10

Welfare rolls have dropped more than 50 percent over the past decade. Former President Bill Clinton, who spearheaded welfare reform through the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, promised to end welfare as we know it.


Realistic Politics
John F. Kavanaugh
Restoring Civility to Political Discourse
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick
Putting Abuse in Context
Monica Applewhite
Catholic New Orleans
Matt Malone, S.J.
Translating the Liturgy
John F. Baldovin

Books and Culture

In the Hot Seat
Carol Nackenoff
This year, Americans are hearing more and more about the environment and about climate change.
Gerald T. Cobb
If Franz Kafka were to rewrite the British television comedy “Yes, Prime Minister,” the result might resemble José Saramago’s new novel,
Gustave: Singular, Suffering Genius
Peter Heinegg
Everybody wants a piece of Flaubert.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Outsiders and Insiders
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Authentic Unity
Robert F. OToole
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Jim McDermott
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