The National Catholic Review

June 18, 2007

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


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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.


A Brewing Storm
Shaina Aber
The detention of illegal imigrants
Lovingly Observant
Doris Donnelly
An interview with Susannah Heschel
Climate Ethics
Sean McDonagh

Books and Culture

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
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

Columns and Departments

The Word
Decrease and Increase
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
Traveling Time
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Dating God
Daniel P. Horan
Faith in Focus
The Grace of Suffering
Sean Salai, S.J.
Faith in Focus
Beckoned by the Desert
Alan F. Simek
Faith in Focus
Design for Others
Karen Sue Smith
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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