The National Catholic Review

November 13, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 15Whole No. 4752


Landmines: A New Threat
Antipersonnel landmines that tear bodies apart are a problem now resolved, right? Wrong.
Current Comment
Going Down to the SeaSaving deep-sea ecosystems from destructive bottom trawling is among the issues to be considered in November by the United Nations General Assembly.


Writing Warriors
Rick Curry

Along with the roughly 2,800 American men and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, 26,000 have been injured, some of them permanently disabled.

A Hopeful People
Joseph J. Fahey

In response to an invitation from Fundlatin, a Venezuelan ecumenical human rights organization, I joined a delegation of Catholic, evangelical and Protestant Christians in April 2006 to witness the

Leaving Hunger Behind
David Beckmann

Collette Kayakez sells dried fish in her urban neighborhood in Lubumbashi, the second-largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Not long ago, her business was failing.

The Stem Cell Debate
John W. Donohue

Orrin Hatch, Utah’s Republican senior senator, is a firm opponent of abortion.

Their Great Sacrifices
Nancy Sherman
Last spring, when I visited Major Tony De Stefano at Malone House, a guesthouse converted into an inpatient unit at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., Tony had been there for close to a year.

Books and Culture

A Rich Banquet'
David G. Hunter
Imagine a feasta symposium really, in the ancient Greek sense of the wordin which the aim is not merely to enjoy good food and drink, but al
Not Done Yet
Peter Heinegg
If you wanted to explain to a visiting Martian what the old American WASP aristocracy was all about, you could find worse examples than Roge
Resting Places
Thomas R. Murphy
In 1969 the Apollo astronaut Edwin Aldrin described the “magnificent desolation” of the moon.
Gods Lonely Men
Richard A. Blake
The Departed is a puzzling name for Martin Scorsese’s remake of the Hong Kong crime action movie “Infernal Affairs” (Lau

Columns and Departments

The Word
Already and Not Yet
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
The Best and the Worst
Tom Beaudoin
Wrongly Convicted
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
To-Do List for My 37th Wedding Anniversary
Susan Luckstone Jaffer