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 coun
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 Good
Margaret Pfeil

We have been mulling over “the good” around our Catholic Worker community in South Bend recently, tending to attach to that abstract notion memories of our flesh-and-blood friend, Mike Lawson.

Evil: Good Corrupted
John C. Cavadini
I remember watching a television episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I would like to say I was watching it with my kids, but actually I was watching for my own interest, without them. Mr.
The Lesser Evil
James T. Bretzke, Richard

In a Dilbert cartoon, “Mike the Vegan” takes pride in claiming that he uses “no animal products whatsoever.” Dilbert reminds him, though, that his clothing was made on sewing machines that use elec

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