The National Catholic Review

November 20, 2006

Vol. 195 No. 16Whole No. 4753


Pilgrimage to Constantinople
With the exception of his appearance before his old faculty at the University of Regensburg, Pope Benedict XVI’s travels have been quiet affairs.
Current Comment
Abu Ghraib at HomeThe now infamous photo of an Abu Ghraib detainee crouching in terror before a snarling dog appalled people around the world. But the same thing is happening in prisons in five U.S.


A Tale of Two Worlds
Peter Gyves

In sub-Saharan Africa, where antiretroviral therapy has increased more than eightfold since the end of 2003, great strides are being made in treating patients with H.I.V./AIDS.

The Best and Worst of Times
Thomas J. Curry

For me, a Catholic bishop, the past four years have been Dickensian—the best of times and the worst of times.

Meaningful Work for Accused Priests
Kathleen McChesney
Since the revelation in 2002 of sexual abuse cases involving Catholic priests in the United States, over 500 accused priests have been temporarily or permanently removed from ministry.
Theologians and White Supremacy
James H. Cone
Are American theologians saying enough about racism?

Books and Culture

Everyday Renewals
John B. Breslin
I carried a copy of Seamus Heaney’s latest collection,
The Maturation of Medical Ethics
John F. Kavanaugh
Almost 30 years ago, when the field of medical ethics was still in its youth, the Dominicans Benedict Ashley and Kevin O’Rourke published

Columns and Departments

The Word
King of Kings, Lord of Lords
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
The Sunset Was My Reminder
Katherine Olson
What Counts as Help?
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue