The National Catholic Review

May 7, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 16Whole No. 4773


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.
Current Comment
The Court RulesThe latest U.S.


Nativity-Model Schools Go International
George M. Anderson

It seems an unlikely place to start a school with a strong faith tradition—the formerly Communist Czech Republic. Yet as Josef Horehled, a priest of the Czech Province of the Society of Jesus, explains it, “This is what we need, a Nativity-type middle school in the Christian tradition, one that reaches out to the children of poor minority families who remain on the margins of society.”

Advice for College Grads
Jim McDermott

Graduation from college brings many questions: Who am I? What do I want to do? What kind of person do I want to be? How do I get there? Finding worthwhile answers is not easy.

Autonomy and Communion
Joseph A. OHare

In the decades leading up to the publication of Ex Corde Ecclesiae in 1990, the Land O’Lakes statement was routinely denounced by critics like the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the l

Books and Culture

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
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
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