The National Catholic Review

October 30, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 13Whole No. 4750


Current Comment

Justice in the Rift Valley

All Souls Day, 2006

Among the great spirituals created by the African-American churches in the South is one that compares death to a train. The same train, it says, that called for my father and my mother and my brother is whistling at the station for me.


Coalition Crunch
John F. Kavanaugh
Darth Mauled
Jim McDermott

Books and Culture

Chasing the Sacred
Laura Sheahen
"Batter my heart, three-personed God." "The world is charged with the grandeur of God." "Slouching towards Bethlehem." In each generation
Answering the Call
Kenan B. Osborne
The Sulpician priest Gerald D. Coleman is to be commended for this volume.
Saints on the Screen
James Martin, SJ
Rare is a saint’s biographer who can refrain from writing in the first few pages of the book: "His life would make a great film!" Or "Her

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Jewishness of Jesus
Daniel J. Harrington
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
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