The National Catholic Review

June 18, 2007

Vol. 196 No. 21Whole No. 4778 Download PDF


Pastoring Hispanics
As Hispanics in the United States increase in number, they will likely exert more influence on the nation as a whole, and especially on the U.S. Catholic Church.
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Lovingly Observant
Doris Donnelly
Susannah Heschel, daughter of Jewish thinker Abraham Heschel, discusses his father's life and work.
Climate Ethics
Sean McDonagh

With the publication of the report of the fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it should now be clear to everyone that climate change is one of the most serious ethical issues facing h

A Brewing Storm
Shaina Aber
Tragedy struck the family of Francisco-Javier Domínguez Rivera, a 22-year-old native of the State of Puebla in Mexico, in mid-January 2007. Francisco was shot to death by a U.S.

Books and Culture

Just a Good Idea?
James F. Keenan
A new book traces the development of human rights.
Great Saint of the Little Way
Janice Farnham
At a recent viewing of the film “Into Great Silence,” I was mesmerized as the camera circled the austere perimeter of a new Carthusian no
Wise Words From a Wheelchair
John J. McLaughlin
In his beautiful and moving Letters to Sam, Daniel Gottlieb, a renowned psychologist who has lived with quadriplegia for 25 year

Columns and Departments

The Word
Traveling Time
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Decrease and Increase
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Dating God
Daniel P. Horan
A young friar's experience of solitude
Faith in Focus
The Grace of Suffering
Sean Salai, S.J.
Finding God in post-Katrina New Orleans
Faith in Focus
Beckoned by the Desert
Alan F. Simek
An antidote to subjective spirituality
Faith in Focus
Design for Others
Karen Sue Smith
Beautiful and low-tech solutions for daily problems
18 Months to Go
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Voice of Our Father
Barbara Lydecker Crane

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