The National Catholic Review

June 4, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 20Whole No. 4777 Download PDF


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Out of the Shadows?
Raids by federal agents on five Swift meatpacking plants last December around the country, as well as raids in New Bedford, Mass., in March, called public attention to the fear haunting the lives of undocumented immigrants. As the raids demonstrated, fear of family breakup runs high among the undocumented, with the specter of breadwinners deported and U.S. citizen children left behind in the United States.


Remembrance and Hope
Olga Bonfiglio
Salvation Among the Poor
Martin Maier

An Interview With Martin Maier

Our Catholic Hemisphere
Carl A. Anderson

Books and Culture

He Who Is
Gerald O'Collins

Now two years into his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI has published a work that is fast becoming a bestseller everywhere.

Scientific Racism
George M. Anderson

“A bright stripped to a nude condition...and a careful examination is made of all parts of the body by the Dr.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Forgiven Sinners

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
Sacrament of Ongoing Christian Life

Daniel J. Harrington

A Different Sort of History

Terry Golway

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Joseph A. O'Hare

Letter to a Thousand Poets

James S. Torrens

Lost and Found

John Slater


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