The National Catholic Review

May 7, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 16Whole No. 4773


Current Comment
The Court RulesThe latest U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the prohibition on partial-birth abortion is a healthy correction of an earlier court’s overreach in establishing a legal right to abortion. In his opinion for the majority in Gonzales v.
The New Outcasts
Civil commitment is a sanitized term for statutes that keep sex offenders behind bars long after they have served their prison sentences. Indefinite commitment laws of this kind have been rapidly increasing around the country, and thousands of people are being held far beyond their actual terms.


Books and Culture

Off to a Distant Land
John T. McGreevy
In a few months we will reach the 70th anniversary of the publication of Gilbert Garraghan’s three-volume history of the Jesuits in the 19th
Claiming Converts
John W. O'Malley
Most people find few aspects of Jesuit history more fascinating than the mission of the Jesuits to China.
A Theologian in Verse
Robert P. Imbelli
In his encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, Pope Benedict XVI explored the relationship between eros and agape, desire and self-gift, with p
The Shore We Seek
Leo J. ODonovan
The first stage picture of "Voyage," the initial play in Tom Stoppard’s thrilling trilogy The Coast of Utopia, must rank

Columns and Departments

The Word
Openness to the Holy Spirit
Daniel J. Harrington
Another Insider's Game
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
A War Story
Brian Doyle