The National Catholic Review

October 16, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 11Whole No. 4748


Current Comment
Nigerias Potent CocktailNigeria is the 10th largest oil producer in the world, and its delta region provides much of America’s oil needs.
Disenfranchised Americans
November’s midterm elections are approaching, but over five million Americans, in nearly all 50 states, will be denied the right to cast ballots. Why?


Sisters Today
Doris Gottemoeller

Several journalists have recently weighed in on the status of women’s religious life in recent years: Ann Carey’s Sisters in Crisis: The Tragic Unraveling of Women’s Religious Life (1997);

Double-Crossed or Not?
Patricia McCann

A well-researched study of the negative dynamic that developed between the Catholic hierarchy and women religious in the United States in the decades following the Second Vatican Council has appear

Religious Life at the Brink
Donald Senior

This year the Conference of Major Superiors of Men Religious and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious celebrate their 50th anniversaries.

Religious You Will Always Have With You
Richard Rohr

I have met many LAY Christians who put professional religious to shame by their dedication, their service and their heartfelt love of God.

Violence, Compassion and World Religions
Peter Stanford
In your writings on religion, you have given particular emphasis to questions of justice and peace.

Books and Culture

Sages of a Pivotal Age
Jane Dammen McAuliffe
Karen Armstrong’s latest book covers arguably the most ambitious topic that she has yet attempted.
Lost Connections
Brennan O'Donnell
Charles D’Ambrosio says that as a young man he turned to fiction in part as a Daedalian act of snobbery against aspects of his Jesuit educat
Somebody Wake Him Up
Peter Heinegg
Talk about heroic labors. To flesh out the tale of his quirky Irish-American theologian, Fr.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Images of Servant Leadership
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Rotten Fruit
Mary Fontana
Charlie's Tantrums
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Chrsitiansen
Mrs. Groves
Linda Romey