The National Catholic Review

December 1, 2008

Vol. 199 No. 18Whole No. 4837 Download PDF


Ban the Bomblets
The deadly legacy of cluster bombs
Current Comment
No Common Ground? A Forgotten Battle


An Advocate for All
David Hollenbach
How the Catholic Church promotes human dignity
A Blood-Soaked Road
Thomas E. Quigley
Human rights came slowly to Latin America.
A Disappointing Record
Barbara Crossette
Will the new Human Rights Council take its mandate seriously?
Big Business and the U.N.
Robert A. Senser
Toward a new framework for corporate responsibility
An End to Torture
Maryann Cusimano Love
Can the United States recommit itself to legal interrogation techniques?

Books and Culture

Body of Poetry
Peggy Rosenthal
Parsing Kate Daniels' 'Inscrutable'
Mission: A Joyful Challenge
Jeffrey Gros
The fifth general conference of the Latin American bishops (Celam) in 2007 was a significant event in the history of the church in the We
A Decision of the Heart
Daniel Cere
The conversion of Anne Rice

Columns and Departments

The Word
Begin Again
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
We Should Have Seen It Coming
James J. DiGiacomo
The first in a series for Advent and Christmas
A Happier Tomorrow
Terry Golway
'I'm inspired by the astonishing optimism of other Americans.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen

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