The National Catholic Review

May 28, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 19Whole No. 4776


Current Comment
Big Deal for Big PharmaBy a vote of 49 to 40, the Senate approved an amendment that effectively excludes U.S. citizens from importing prescription drugs from abroad. The amendment requires prior F.D.A.
A National Shame
Memorial Day dates to 1868 and General John Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, who called for a day to honor fallen Union and Confederate soldiers. As on that occasion, this Memorial Day we pause to give thanks, grieve and consider the sacrifices that American soldiers have made for this country.


A Broken Contract
Bobby Muller
Treatment, Not Prison
Peter Ninemire
Wasting the Best and the Brightest
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Of Manners and Ministry
William C. Graham

Books and Culture

Living to Tell
Bill Williams

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was living in Holland on Sept.

A Time to Remember
Richard A. Blake

Watching old movies provokes a strange set of conflicted emotions.

Communal Ecstasy!
Michael V. Tueth

Dancing in the Streets is a study of the gatherings of people for frenzied communal festivity, or what the author Barbara Ehrenr

Columns and Departments

The Word
The God of Truth and Love

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
A Woman Who Cared

Willard F. Jabusch

Firm Foundations

Margaret Silf

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James Martin, SJ