The National Catholic Review

October 16, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 11Whole No. 4748


Current Comment

Nigerias Potent Cocktail

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.


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

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 edu

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