The National Catholic Review

March 26, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 11Whole No. 4768


Current Comment
A Report From Los AngelesAnyone lamenting the health of the Catholic Church would have been cheered by this year’s Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the largest Catholic convention in the country, held every year since 1967.
A Tough Subject
The current scandal of sexual abuse at a juvenile facility in Texas is but one example of a phenomenon that has long been a dark underside of the U.S. prison systemthe rape of prisoners. The Texas case involves the abuse of youths by staff members at a state-run school.


The Lesser Evil
James T. Bretzke
The Good
Margaret Pfeil
Evil: Good Corrupted
John C. Cavadini

Books and Culture

The Art of Believing in Things Unseen
Paula Huston

The summer solstice was around the corner, but our seasonal fog had not yet appeared.

A Communion of Subjects'
Stephen Bede Scharper

In future years, when the history of our lagging environmental consciousness is written, there may well be a special place devoted to the wo

Magic in the British Isles
Franklin Freeman

E. M.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Best Example

Daniel J. Harrington

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Margaret Silf

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen

Modern Warfare

William J. Rewak