The National Catholic Review

October 16, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 11Whole No. 4748

Editorials

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. But because the nation is plagued by violence, corruption and environmental degradation, the resulting wealth benefits few of its poorest inhabitants.
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? Because they are current or prior felony offenders who cannot exercise a right guaranteed them in the Constitution.

Articles

Sisters Today
Doris Gottemoeller
Double-Crossed or Not?
Patricia McCann
Violence, Compassion and World Religions
Peter Stanford
An interview with Karen Armstrong

Books and Culture

Books
Sages of a Pivotal Age
Jane Dammen McAuliffe
Karen Armstrong’s latest book covers arguably the most ambitious topic that she has yet attempted.
Books
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
Books
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
Columns
Charlie's Tantrums
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Chrsitiansen
Poem
Mrs. Groves
Linda Romey
Letters
Letters