The National Catholic Review

February 5, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 4Whole No. 4761


Current Comment
Hispanics, Immigration and the WarAbove any other concern, it was the Iraq warspecifically, the U.S. voters’ opposition to the way it was being conductedthat gave the Democrats their Congressional majorities in the November elections.
What Price Diversity?
Fifty-three years ago, the moral issue that most preoccupied the national conscience was not posed by a misbegotten war abroad but by racial discrimination against African-American school children at home. At that time, the 16 states that made up what the U.S.


A Necessary Dialogue
John Borelli
A Time to Ponder
Ladislas Orsy
Building Inclusive Communities
Daniel S. Mulhall

Books and Culture

Lets Face It
Daniel J. Harrington
In the past few years we have been exposed to displays of moral evil (9/11/01) and natural catastrophes (the tsunami in 2004, hurricanes
Part of the Divine Plan?
Pheme Perkins
Professor Bart Ehrman, chair of the religious studies department at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), has written a widely use
She Plants Trees
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
No one’s life runs a straight course. There are arrows and roadblocks and turns we take that influence the subsequent journey.
What If...?
Richard A. Blake
Suppose Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib are not merely momentary aberrations, but rather preludes to even stronger responses to the threat of t

Columns and Departments

The Word
True Happiness
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
The Poet of the Return to God
Patricia Schnapp
Repairing Bodies, Rebuilding Lives
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue