The National Catholic Review

October 22, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 12Whole No. 4790 Download PDF


Current Comment

Christians Need Not Apply

Race and the War on Drugs
The war on drugs is driving the U.S. prison systems enormous growth. Over the past quarter century drug arrests have tripled, and almost half a million men and women are behind bars for drug-related offenses.


The Power of Japan
Karen Sue Smith

Does it lie in military strength or in its unique witness for peace?

Books and Culture

Twenty Centuries of Conversation
Dennis O'Brien

Charles Taylor's "A Secular Age," reviewed

Traveler From an Antique Land
Peter Heinegg

Imagine a trek across many lands--from Xian in central China through Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and final

Columns and Departments

The Word
Humility in Prayer

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
A Visitation

Ellen Rufft

Faith in Focus
Deaths Door

Michael Sean Winters

Trip or Treat

Maryann Cusimano Love

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Matt Malone, S.J.


Web Only

  Table 2
Dotty Lynch
Declared and Possible Presidential Candidates Appearances on Broadcast and Cable TV.
  Into the Theater
James Martin, SJ
A review of 'Into the Wild'